Solidarity Experiences Abroad
Take some time out of your summer schedule to make a difference in your own life and in the lives of others.
Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) is a unique, short-term, international experiential learning opportunity for students to travel and explore the realms of social justice by connecting career objectives to a series of volunteering activities and community development projects.
Our program allows students and professionals to explore social justice through solidarity, culture and spirituality. Participants receive a hands-on experience by supporting a range of health campaigns, educational workshops, and construction or renovation projects. They work alongside and in solidarity with local community leaders, grass-root foundations and other local university students. Through their work, language classes, outings and lectures, participants are encouraged to engage with local communities to experience the diversity of our world’s unique cultures. During their time abroad, each SEA participant will learn the power of working together, and discover the possibilities of making an impact in the world using the skills they have learned at Brock University. Whether students work in educational, healthcare, social responsibility, or sustainable development projects, they agree that this program is unlike anything they have experienced during their time at Brock.
Since the inception of SEA at Brock University in 2004, over 1,000 students have made the decision to engage in this innovative program to South America and Africa. Approximately six trips are run each year over the summer holidays and reading weeks to various destinations including Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, and South Africa.
The SEA program is organized through Brock University’s Faith and Life Centre and Students For Solidarity, a BUSU club focused on exploring social justice locally and abroad through solidarity, spirituality, and culture. The club is a community of like-minded individuals with a passion for exploring the deeper meanings of the world through discussion, community action and reflection. Its aim is to promote Brock's mission to develop "Both Sides of the Brain", as well as to serve our brothers and sisters in need.
* 2015 dates and destinations will be released in September 2014.