SEA offers students a unique experiential and transformative learning experience abroad by connecting career objectives with social justice. Our initiative is to explore social justice through solidarity, culture and spirituality. Furthermore, SEA aims to promote and support youth-run solidarity projects by providing logistical services, leadership training and project development. SEA is organized in partnership with the Faith & Life Centre at Brock University.
SEA projects abroad vary from country to country but will often fall into three main areas: health campaigns, educational campaigns and construction/renovations projects. Our priority is to respond to the needs of each community we encounter based on continual relationships with local foundations.
Medical Missions - Lima Peru
Participants have an opportunity to be a part of one of the largest medical missions in Lima, Peru. In past years, our nurses and doctors have seen over 4,000 patients during the three-day campaign. The medical mission is organized and run in partnership with local organizations, and supported by over 200 local volunteers, including students, translators, nurses, pediatricians, dentists, ophthalmologists, and more.
Community Development - Lima Peru
On this trip, participants will have an international learning experience by participating in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru. By working on construction projects in shantytowns, and organizing dental hygiene and health campaigns in low-income schools, participants are sure to have a comprehensive solidarity experience with those in need.
Health and Education - Lima Peru
On this trip, participants will have an international learning experience by teaching in classrooms of low-income schools. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.
Accommodations are comfortable and safe. Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Lima. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily. Strict dietary requirements can be accommodated for. Beds and bedding will be provided and the house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is also surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city.
TIC Travel Insurance provides insurance coverage to all participants who opted out of the VIP Plan through BUSU and book their flights through SEA or SOL Travel. Please ask for more detailed information about what your insurance plan will cover. It is mandatory for all participants to have proper coverage before deprture.
The side trip includes a 3-day trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Macchu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Macchu Picchu, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/274
SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Bridges. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.
Matthew St Louis
Manager, Solidarity Experiences Abroad
Br. Raoul Masseur
Catholic Chaplain, Brock University Faith & Life Centre
President & Founder, Solidarity Experiences Abroad
T: 905-688-5550 ext. 4764