In accordance with EEI mission and goals, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality personalized hands-on learning experiences in small groups of no more than about fifteen participants. Emphasis is placed on learning in the field, volunteer service-learning work, and cultural immersion. Offerings are interdisciplinary in nature, provide real-world experiences, and facilitate multicultural learning and self-exploration. Because participants often come from a variety of backgrounds, cooperative and self-directed learning are emphasized. We believe that each person brings particular interests, questions, and skills that enrich the learning experience for all. Moreover, participants will get to know their instructors and guides on a personal level. Faculty are accessible and eager to answer questions, in the classroom and in the field.