6 days
Arizona
Get ready for a zero-waste, off-the-grid adventure. This volunteer trip is a natural learning experience that places you in the foothills of the Patagonia Mountains in Arizona, where you’ll discover the Me to We low-impact, environmentally friendly lifestyle at the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center. Head to the border and talk with Border Patrol Agents, Mexican- American students and leaders of the community to get a cross-cultural perspective on immigration and the impact that stereotypes have played in the U.S. Work with community centers to help increase awareness back home and prevent these myths from spreading.
arizona: cross-cultural perspectives

Day 1: Arrive in Arizona
Unpack and settle into life at the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center.
-Tour the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center
-Patagonia Lake hike
-Evening module and introduction to leadership programming

Day 2: A Day of Discovery
Experience the realities of the border wall that thousands of migrants cross every day and assist those who've been affected.
-Morning chores
-Desert hike
-Environmental and social justice presentation

Day 3: Working Toward Change
Spend the day volunteering and giving back to the community and learn the tools necessary to make an impact back home.
-Morning chores
-Volunteer activity: Deep Dirt Farm, Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Farm
-Explore Deep Dirt Farm and participate in an environmental service project

Day 4: Changing Perspectives
Head to the border and visit a fully bilingual school to get the perspective of youth growing up in "Mex-America."
-Morning chores
-Travel to Nogales, Arizona
-Visit Mexicayotl Academy
-Border Patrol visit and discussion
-Evening performance of La Danza

Day 5: Permaculture 101 and Action Planning
Spend your last full day learning about permaculture and collaborating with your peers to create a plan of action for positively impacting your home community.
-Morning chores
-Windsong service and permaculture project
-Ideas into action workshop

Day 6: Depart for Home
Say goodbye to Windsong but leave with the resources and understanding to make a positive and landing change in your own communities.
-Return home

Interested in getting a price for this tour?

Day 1: Arrive in Arizona
Unpack and settle into life at the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center.
-Tour the Windsong Peace and Leadership Center
-Patagonia Lake hike
-Evening module and introduction to leadership programming

Day 2: A Day of Discovery
Experience the realities of the border wall that thousands of migrants cross every day and assist those who've been affected.
-Morning chores
-Desert hike
-Environmental and social justice presentation

Day 3: Working Toward Change
Spend the day volunteering and giving back to the community and learn the tools necessary to make an impact back home.
-Morning chores
-Volunteer activity: Deep Dirt Farm, Native Seeds/SEARCH Conservation Farm
-Explore Deep Dirt Farm and participate in an environmental service project

Day 4: Changing Perspectives
Head to the border and visit a fully bilingual school to get the perspective of youth growing up in "Mex-America."
-Morning chores
-Travel to Nogales, Arizona
-Visit Mexicayotl Academy
-Border Patrol visit and discussion
-Evening performance of La Danza

Day 5: Permaculture 101 and Action Planning
Spend your last full day learning about permaculture and collaborating with your peers to create a plan of action for positively impacting your home community.
-Morning chores
-Windsong service and permaculture project
-Ideas into action workshop

Day 6: Depart for Home
Say goodbye to Windsong but leave with the resources and understanding to make a positive and landing change in your own communities.
-Return home

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Your experience includes

This all-inclusive experience gives students the chance to discover the life-changing power of travel—at the guaranteed lowest price.
  • Round-trip Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach throughout the tour.

  • Accommodations

    Enjoy a 5-night stay.

  • Meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily; lunch can also be included.

  • Volunteer and Leadership Activities

    Volunteer, leadership, action planning and social issues activities.

  • Cultural Activities

    Experience the local culture through activities that explore relevant social and environmental issues.

  • Full-time Me to We Facilitator

    Your Me to We Facilitator stays with your group 24/7, handling all tour logistics and facilitating post-project reflection activities.

  • Training and Support

    We prepare new Group Leaders on a free Training Tour and provide personal support every step of the way.

  • Traveler Resources

    We offer travelers flexible payment options as well as a dedicated support team to manage finances and answer tour questions.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team while on tour.

  • Expert Tour Planning

    Your dedicated EF team provides expertise every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Illness and Accident Coverage

    Rest easier knowing your travelers are covered on tour with EF's comprehensive coverage plan.

  • $50 Million Liability Policy

    Group Leaders and schools are protected while on tour.

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