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Independent Study to South America

Organized by: Tyler Barron

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THE STORY:

For the Fall 2014 semester, Tore Ruvolo and I decided we would reimagine our typical UMass schedules. Driven by our desire to see the world and learn from hands-on experience, and facilitated by our professor's willingness to give us credit for this work, we came up with self-designed trip to the countries of Costa Rica, Ecuador and Peru. In Costa Rica and Ecuador, we will be working at three different eco-villages -Rancho Mastatal, Ecological Garden Vrindavan and Sarasvati Ahimsa Van- where we will partake in permaculture projects, community outreach, reforestation, ecological construction and rainforest conservation. While in Peru, we will be WWOOFing on a farm outside of Ocobamba. Throughout our journey, we will be documenting our thoughts and experiences as part of our academic obligations.

As Wendell Berry writes in his novel, A Place on Earth, “nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” By taking this time to discover the world, Tore and I hope to not only challenge and redefine our current perceptions, but also to experience and learn from this common ground and common bond.

More information on where we will be staying:
http://www.ranchomastatal.com/pages/links/page.php?Grouping=Home&PageName=home
http://en.fincavrindavan.com/
http://wisdomforest.org.4go.to/Espanol/Bienvenidos.html

$340

 

65% Raised of $525 Goal

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  • Luka C

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • BretF

    $30

  • DanE

    $15

  • Lily

    $15

  • TMK Remodeling

    $100

  • Rico

    $100

  • Luke J

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  • Jody

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Tyler Barron

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Donor Comments

Jody

Jody

DONATION: $50

You go Ty, so proud of you - Aunt Jody 4 years ago

Luke J

Luke J

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Rico

Rico

DONATION: $100

Ty, live large baby. You only go around once and this ain't no dress rehearsal! 4 years ago

TMK Remodeling

TMK Remodeling

DONATION: $100

Congratulations on the designing your own curriculum. Good luck with your studies 4 years ago

Lily

Lily

DONATION: $15

Good luck! 4 years ago

DanE

DanE

DONATION: $15

can you send me a thank you? Like a dirty sock or something? 4 years ago

BretF

BretF

DONATION: $30

I need to hear about the whole thing when you get back 4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Luka C

Luka C

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

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