The Southwest United States is composed of richly diverse landscapes and histories. Cultures, nations, and shared histories throughout the Rio Grande valley are much older than either the US or Mexico; the countries which the river spans. Throughout the southwest, one can find both ancestral and more recent stewards of the land which work to sustain the communities and ecosystems that the river basin supports.
Santa Fe, known primarily for its world class art scene, is also home to myriad environmental and social justice organizations, innovative farms and Pueblos that allow for engagement and conversations around cultural identity, citizenship, land rights, sustainability, immigration, and border dynamics. Through hands-on learning, guest speakers, and site visits this course helps participants develop a nuanced understanding of the evolving landscapes in the "Land of Enchantment".
Join Lawrenceville's faculty on a journey in New Mexico, learning the stories of the indigenous people, migrants, farmers, youth and elders through first-hand accounts of the many histories, cultures, and relationships to the sacred lands of Turtle Island.
Working with local organizations and entities on issues of social and environmental justice, students will learn to interact effectively with diverse peoples and emerge with a better understanding of themselves, their world and how critical issues of their age relate to their lives at home.
Participation for all Lawrenceville Harkness Travel Programs is dependent upon a review of student applications, Head of House/Advisor recommendations, medical fitness for participation, and financial and disciplinary standing. Seniority and gender balance is also considered in the selection process.
Application to this program is not considered complete until both of the following items have been submitted:
Head of House/Day Advisor Recommendation must be completed and submitted to Louise Wright by Monday, November 1, 2021.
Application Survey must be completed by Monday, November 1, 2021.