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Information about the Navajo Service-Learning trip in Winter 2013.

We are now signing up students for the trip to the Lukachukai community in northeastern Arizona.  The Navajo trip is a service learning class that combines academic study of the Navajo culture, society, and language with community service on the Navajo nation in January.  For the community service aspect, the group is divided into two teams.  One team assists in the boarding school classrooms and the other chops wood for elders who live in remote houses throughout the countryside.  Cultural experiences may include sweat lodge, traditional dances and ceremonies, visits with Navajo elders, traditional meals and activities.  Also there are opportunities for hikes to ancient sites and in the beautiful canyon lands.  Past participants have characterized this program as a life-changing experience. 

This class is an incredible opportunity for intercultural experience, personal growth, and transformative learning.  It also counts for both the Civic Engagement and International & Diverse Perspectives cornerstones.  Students must complete an application and interview and attend orientation sessions during fall term. The trip will run from January 4-January 24, 2013.  The travel fee will probably be between $1000-$1600 depending on the number of participants. 

Information sheets and applications are available in the CCE, Scott Hall 110.  Interviews will be taking place on Tuesday of next week (11/16), so please let the course instructor know as soon as possible if you are interested.  You can sign up to interview on the door of the CCE, Scott Hall 110.

For questions or additional information, please contact Elizabeth Wilson at (503)708-3686 or

Posted by Stephanie Stokamer ( on Sep 29, 2011 at 1:04 PM

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