For Students & Participants
Is a 7e Chapter right for me?
If you have an interest in furthering your education in sustainability, development, global health or any of the other areas of human security, creating or participating in a chapter is right for you. Additionally, if you have an interest in humanitarian interventions or social/environmental justice interventions, creating or participating in a chapter is right for you.
Am I eligible?
Anyone that has an interest in humanitarian issues, promoting social/environmental justice education, or simply developing their own leadership skills is eligible and should create or participate in a 7e chapter. Where do the student chapters come from? The chapters are created by like minded individuals, primarily from various universities across the globe. Whether the mission of the chapter is a holistic approach to education and development or a specific focus is required, everyone can and should participate in a chapter.
Do I need to know another language?
Speaking another language is not required, although a basic command of Spanish will make your international trip more robust and rewarding. In Haiti the official language is Creole; in Belize English is spoken; and Spanish is spoken in Peru. The staff are all bi-lingual and prepared to guide you through your development and educational experiences.
Will I get credit?
Many 7e chapter trips are credit bearing. We can help guide you through this process. Talk to your Professor about starting a credit based trip with us any of our locations!
Will participating in a 7e Chapter help me further my education and career?
7e chapter trips are designed to give the participants a thorough knowledge of a holistic approach to development. You will learn how to manage development projects, engage with communities and monitor and evaluate results on a long term basis. The projects are designed for educational and career enhancement.
What if I don’t have an official 7e Chapter at my School of University?
We understand that it can take time to set up an official Chapter at your University or School. If this is not something you are able to do right now, 7e offers Open Enrollment Session Dates throughout the year in all of our locations. This allows individual travelers the opportunity to travel during times that work for them. Need more info on this? Click HERE.
I’ve traveled with 7e before. I want to travel again but need to focus on professional experiences for my resume. Can I do both?
Absolutely! 7 Elements is committed to our travelers and want to make these trips beneficial in as many areas of your life as possible. We want to empower our students and give them more responsibility as return travelers. If you travel with 7 Elements a second time and bring friends, 7 Elements will prep you to be in a Junior Mentor role. You will help lead your session and given responsibilities outside of the general participant role. We encourage you to utilize these experiences and opportunities as special points on applications and in other professional environments.
How does the payment structure work for these trips and what is the breakdown?
Depending on which 7e location your child travels to, the programming costs are a bit different. But in general, program fees go to food, lodging, transporation, projects and general admin costs such as staff. We want to be as flexible as possible. In that, we offer different payment options as well as a time range in which to make the deposit and rest of the program fee. If you have questions or issues in making payments, please contact the VP of Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get updates while my child is traveling?
During GLA programs, you are welcome to follow the blog that corresponds to your child’s trip. During 7 Elements programs, keep up to date with our social media accounts such as Facebook and Instagram. You are also welcome to contact the chapter coordinator at anytime. All contact details are given to you in the pre-departure materials. We are here for you anytime to answer questions!