Border Links (Tucson)
Contact: Education Coordinator
620 South 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
Web site: www.borderlinks.org
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Raising Awareness. Inspiring Action. Border Links specializes in experiential education trips to the United States-Mexico border.
Project/Focus: BorderLinks’ education programs focus on issues of immigration, community formation, sustainable development and social justice in the borderlands between Mexico, the U.S. and beyond. Groups may request the addition of a service/learning component to the experience. Come with open minds and hearts and a willingness to learn.
- Traditional Border Delegations. Self-organized immersion trip in the Arizona-Sonora Region. Trips are one day to 3 weeks in duration.
- Beyond the Border Delegations. Travel to Chiapas, Copper Canyon and Alamos in Mexico.
Educational/Advocacy Components: Border Links provides experiential education that raises awareness and inspires action around global political economics. Border Links brings people together to build bridges of solidarity across North and Latin American borders and promotes inter cultural understanding and respect. Advocacy resources available on-line.
Time: All year-round. Register at least eight weeks in advance.
Group Size: 10 - 13 people or 19 - 27 people
Minimum Age: Negotiable. Most programming is appropriate for middle-school age and up.
Adult to Youth Ratio: 1:5
Accommodations: Housing may include dormitory - style accommodations and/or home stays with families.
Cost: $130/day per person, which covers all programming, translation, housing, meals, leadership, and local transportation; $500 group deposit required (deducted from final trip balance.)
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