Our new 2010 catalog just came out and I’m especially excited about our program in the Australian outback. When I was in college I remember looking for programs in Australia, but was disappointed that most programs stayed on the coast – Sydney, or to the eastern side of the country (Canberra and Melbourne).
So, the new Global Leadership Adventures program is innovative because we’re flying deep into the heart of the Australian outback where we’ll volunteer in aboriginal communities and learn about their traditional culture. High school students will have the chance to learn about aboriginal spirituality, dot-painting, traditional herbal medicine and how to survive in the bush.
Since we’ll be out in the bush, we’ll be camping as we slowly make our way from Darwin, down to Alice Springs. I can’t wait for the first group to go, I hope to join them. Sleeping under the stars far from civilization sounds perfect as we head into winter here in the USA!