Traveling Independently with 7e
7 Elements wants to offer opportunities for people of all ages and levels of experience. We have scheduled programs in all four programming locations: Dom. Republic, Belize, Peru and Haiti. You can sign up individually or with a group of friends. This gives you the flexibility of traveling when it fits in your schedule or if you aren’t tied to a University or official group.
We invite you to learn more below about upcoming trips and info!
What is an Open Enrollment Group?
7 Elements has a range of Chapter and Organization partners, but we do not want to limit participation to formal groups. That is why we created Open Enrollment dates throughout each calendar year in our 4 locations. This allows individuals belonging to any University, location, age or organization to have the opportunity to travel internationally with us. Our OE programs are structured the same as our other trips with cultural activities, service and a nightly curriculum unique to the program and location.
If this sounds interesting to you, check out our dates below or contact us with specific questions!
7e OE Calendar
Open 7e Trips Summer 2019
Human Security and Hispaniola, March 23-30, 2019
Come as an independent traveler to the Dominican Republic and learn about Human Insecurity in Hispaniola. Together with other program participants, you will work along side our community partners in Cano Dulce on bathroom projects to help with disease prevention in the community. Participate in a local medical brigade facilitated by a local doctor and see what the Health infrastructure and system looks on the island. For fun, explore naturally made caves at Dudu Lagoon and Snorkel off one of the beautiful beaches on the North Coast!
Local Solutions to Global Challenges, July 1-15, 2019
Learn about Human Security risks while working alongside the native Yanesha people. Participate in the expansion of local horticulture projects. Learn about Coffee testing and try some delicious Peruvian coffee while exploring the city of Lima. Visit the waterfalls in the Amazon basin and reside in a remote research station of Paujil National Park. Hike Machu Picchu with your fellow program participants to top it off! Come an in independent traveler or with friends!
Eco-Health with the Mayans, July 19th- July 26th, 2019
Work with the Mayans and explore customs related to Eco-Health and traditional approaches to health and medicine. Meet the diverse cultures of Belize while exploring the beautifully bio diverse country. Snorkel in the world’s largest living reef and tube down the Lazy River the world’s largest jaguar reserve.
Understanding the Foundations of Global Health, July 5-15, 2019
Assist health and medical professionals with local brigades. Participate in disease prevention strategies by construction projects that improve community wellness. Meet with representatives from local health NGOs and other key stakeholders. Immerse yourself in the depth and history of Haitian culture as you visit the historic Citadelle, which is the largest fortress in the Americas. Finally, relax on the beach for a final day of decompression
Our News & Announcements
Follow our 7e adventures in Belize this year with our Program Director Ben O'Hanlon and our Partners and students that come to experience the Mayan culture learn about sustainable development! Georgia Tech Alternative Spring Break, March...read more
Manager, Haiti Programs Manager, Global Health Programs Dominican Republic Welcome Mark and Hilary to the 7e Team! 7e is so happy to have 2 new additions to our 7e in-country team in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Both Hilary and Mark worked with us as...read more
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