Do Something Different: 85-day Semester in the Florida Keys & Brazil

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Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester
Florida Keys to Brazil Leadership Semester

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This incredible 85-day semester takes students into the heart of the wild: from the Florida Keys to frontiers of central Brazil. The expedition begins in the Florida Keys where students learn the art of sailing as they live and work on a 30ft sailboat.

Students then journey to Brazil, where they embark on a multi-day trekking expedition through the Mantiqueira wilderness. The trekking expedition ends with the group hiking into an organic farm outside the village of Campina where they complete a service project. Rock climbing in Sao Bento is next, as students explore the rock faces of Pedra de Bau. The semester wraps up with three weeks of canoeing, trekking and canyoneering through the Rio Parana and the grasslands and plateaus of the Chapada.

Students will have the opportunity to earn their Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Leave No Trace Trainer, Swiftwater Rescue Technician and American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding certifications.

Highlights
  • Earn the following certifications: Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Leave No Trace Trainer, Swiftwater Rescue Technician and American Red Cross Waterfront Lifeguarding.
  • Learn the art of sailing as they live and work on a 30ft sailboat in the Florida Keys.
  • Embark on a multi-day trekking expedition through the Mantiqueira wilderness in Brazil.
  • You and your crew will hike into an organic farm outside the village of Campina where you'll complete a service project.
  • End the semester with three weeks of canoeing, trekking and canyoneering through the Rio Parana and the grasslands and plateaus of the Chapada.

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