By CAROLINA VALDIVIA
The Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) is hosting its 5th annual educational exchange trip to El Salvador. The program runs from December 26, 2017 to January 15, 2018. This opportunity is open to individuals between the ages of 20-35, including: DACA recipients, TPS beneficiaries, permanent residents and U.S. citizens. The cost of the trip is $1950 which includes meals, lodging, transportation, and activities. Please note that Airfare and Advance Parole fee are not included. CARECEN is offering scholarships to help cover advance parole fees.
Here’s a bit more information about the program: “CARECEN began organizing educational exchange trips to El Salvador in 2014. The goal of the Educational Exchange program in El Salvador was to create travel opportunities for people who cannot traditionally participate in study abroad programs. Over 40 people have visited El Salvador through the CARECEN Educational Exchange program, which has resulted in increased awareness and knowledge about El Salvador’s cultural context, history, government, economy and education system. Additional benefits of the CARECEN Educational Exchange Trip have been that participants have the opportunity to see family for the first time, travel for the first time, participate in transnational academic settings, and establish academic paths for future research.”
If you live in the Los Angeles area, consider attending CARECEN’s informational session on June 28th at 7PM at CARECEN-LA office: 2845 W. 7th St. Los Angeles, CA 90005.
The deadline to apply is July 5th, 2017 by 11:59pm
For more information and to apply, please visit their official website: CARECEN Winter 2017 Educational Exchange Trip
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