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.

Registration for 2018 now open!

Deadline has been extended but remember, spots tend to fill up quickly!

Forms must be submitted through ExperienceBU by February 23rd. Please note that registration for the Reading Week experience is officially closed.

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. The SEA program is organized through Brock University’s Faith and Life Centre.

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, entrepreneurship 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, entrepreneurial 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 2,000 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, South Africa, and Angola.

Reading Week 2018 – Registration: CLOSED

  • ARW Medical — Peru — Feb 15 to 25
  • ARW Education — Peru — Feb 15 to 25
  • Cost: $2,596 (Huacachina & Ballestas Islands) or $3,224 (Machu Picchu)
  • Click here for trip info

PLEASE NOTE:

For the Alternative Reading Week (ARW) Education and Medical to Peru happening in February, registrations are to be submitted to the Student Life & Community Experience (SLCE) department. Click here to access the form.

 Summer 2018 – Registration: OPEN

  • Business — Ecuador — May 3 to 16 — $3,596
  • Education — Peru — May 19 to June 1 — $3,596
  • Nursing — Ecuador — June 14 to 27 — $3,596
  • Medical Mission — Peru — June 30 to July 13 — $3,596
  • Medical Mission — Brazil — August 16 to 29 — $3,926
  • Education — Brazil — August 16 to 29 — $3,926

*Note: you can click on the trip name for more information.

**Please keep in mind that dates, destinations, and price are subject to minor change**