Applied Health
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Education
Lima, Peru
May 19 - June 1, 2016
Medical Missions
Guayaquil, Ecuador
June 16 - June 29, 2016
Medical Missions
Lima, Peru
July 3 - July 16, 2016
Community Development
Cape Town, South Africa
TBA
Medical Missions
Lima, Peru
February 2017 (10 days)
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Applied Health

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Registration Status:

Closed

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur & Mark Grabner

Overview:

SEA’s 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. On this trip, participants will volunteer in medical campaigns to serve unmet needs in the shantytowns throughout the southern part of Guayaquil.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/863

Cost:

$3,296 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

La Casa de Retiros Schoenstatt in Guayaquil

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ecuador

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
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Education

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

May 19 - June 1, 2016

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

On this trip, participants will have an international service-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.

Partner Organization(s):

Our main partner on this trip is Solidaridad en Marcha, however most of our interactions and volunteer work is coordinated directly with local schools in the municipality of San Juan de Miraflores, which is a developing area within the city of Lima.

Side Trip:

3-day trip to Cuzco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Macchu Picchu, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/274

Cost:

$3,200 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a three day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu.

Accommodations:

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.

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want in bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Airport taxes, vaccinations and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Volunteer Placement(s):

Participants will be responsible for preparing and giving English lessons to students who might not otherwise have access to learning a second language.

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
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Medical Missions

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date:

June 16 - June 29, 2016

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns around Guayaquil. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Ecuador.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/863

Cost:

$3,296 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

La Casa de Retiros Schoenstatt in Guayaquil

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ecuador

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
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Medical Missions

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

July 3 - July 16, 2016

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur & Dr. Karl Stobbe

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns throughout the southern part of Lima. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

The side trip includes a 3-day trip to Cuzco 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

Cost:

$3,296 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a three day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu.

Accommodations:

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.

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Airport taxes, vaccinations and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
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Community Development

Location:

Cape Town, South Africa

Date:

TBA

Registration Status:

Closed

Overview:

On this two-week expedition the intention is to offer international volunteers the opportunity to develop social justice projects in partnership with local community leaders. The projects and campaigns in which volunteers will be participating will occur in townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa, mainly Philippi, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.

Partner Organization(s):

Our local partners will be SHAWCO Health at the University of Cape Town and the Catholic Welfare and Development group.

Side Trip:

For a greater cultural understanding of South Africa, the expedition includes side trips to Robbin Island and Table Mountain, and a day trip around the Cape of Good Hope. There is also an optional half-day Safari drive that can be arranged for an additional cost (typically around $90 USD which includes lunch).

Cost:

TBA

Accommodations:

Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Cape Town. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily.  Beds and bedding are provided. The house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is surrounded by a security gate and is very safe.

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost (meals, transportation, flights, accommodations, insurance, cultural outings), however you’ll want extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Airport taxes, vaccinations and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to South Africa.

Volunteer Placement(s):

The majority of work will be carried out at a CWD Refugee shelter in Philippi. Many women and children who stay at the refugee center have migrated from other African countries to the north, such as the Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our aim is to help these women ingrate into their new lives by improving their health and personal hygiene, and by educating them on how to best take care of their children and newborns. In addition, our long-term objective is to gradually improve the infrastructure of the center. Health professionals and students will also have the opportunity to participate in mobile medical campaigns with SHAWCO Health. UCT students run these campaigns in the townships surrounding Cape Town from Wednesday to Saturday in the evenings.

Travel Insurance:

 TIC Travel Insurance provides travel insurance to all participants who book their flights through SEA or SOL Travel. Please ask for more detailed information about what your insurance plan will cover.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
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Medical Missions

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

February 2017 (10 days)

Registration Status:

Not Available

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur and Dr. Luis Raez

Overview:

On this mission participants will have an opportunity to be a part of one of the largest medical missions in Lima, Peru. In past years, participants that include registered nurses, physicians, paramedics, and medical students have seen over 4,000 patients during the three-day campaign. The medical mission is organized and led by local charities and supported by over 200 local volunteers including students, translators, nurses, pediatricians, dentists, ophthalmologists, and more.

Partner Organization(s):

Our main logistical partner on this mission is Solidaridad en Marcha. Every year we combine our efforts with the Christian Life Movement USA, which brings a specialized team of professional doctors and nurses. The local municipality of San Juan de Miraflores also supports our campaigns.

Side Trip:

3-day 2-nights trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/274  

Cost:

Option A) $2,996 CAD: includes all flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, plus a 3 day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu. Option B) $2,000 CAD: includes meals, accommodations, ground transportation, plus a 3 day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu. DOES NOT include flights. Option C) $1,300 CAD: includes meals, accommodations, ground transportation. DOES NOT include flights or the trip to Cusco. *All options include project fees that are used to support the medical campaigns.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. The group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Surco, 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, showers, and WiFi. The building is surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city.

Extras:

The majority of your expenses is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or a few unplanned food and drink while out; specifically in Cusco. Vaccinations and potential tourist visas are additional costs. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
Applied Health
Guayaquil, Ecuador
World Map with Ecuador Highlighted

Applied Health

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Registration Status:

Closed

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur & Mark Grabner

Overview:

SEA’s 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. On this trip, participants will volunteer in medical campaigns to serve unmet needs in the shantytowns throughout the southern part of Guayaquil.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/863

Cost:

$3,296 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

La Casa de Retiros Schoenstatt in Guayaquil

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ecuador

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
Education
Lima, Peru
May 19 - June 1, 2016
World Map with Peru Highlighted

Education

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

May 19 - June 1, 2016

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

On this trip, participants will have an international service-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.

Partner Organization(s):

Our main partner on this trip is Solidaridad en Marcha, however most of our interactions and volunteer work is coordinated directly with local schools in the municipality of San Juan de Miraflores, which is a developing area within the city of Lima.

Side Trip:

3-day trip to Cuzco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Macchu Picchu, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/274

Cost:

$3,200 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a three day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu.

Accommodations:

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.

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want in bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Airport taxes, vaccinations and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Volunteer Placement(s):

Participants will be responsible for preparing and giving English lessons to students who might not otherwise have access to learning a second language.

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
Medical Missions
Guayaquil, Ecuador
June 16 - June 29, 2016
World Map with Ecuador Highlighted

Medical Missions

Location:

Guayaquil, Ecuador

Date:

June 16 - June 29, 2016

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns around Guayaquil. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Ecuador.

Partner Organization(s):

La Fundación Acción Solidaria

Side Trip:

Participants will visit Salinas, a beach town on the Pacific Ocean, as well as Cuenca, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination high in the Andean Mountains. For more information about Cuenca, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/863

Cost:

$3,296 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses.

Accommodations:

La Casa de Retiros Schoenstatt in Guayaquil

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Ecuador. For more information about Canadians traveling to Ecuador, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/ecuador

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
Medical Missions
Lima, Peru
July 3 - July 16, 2016
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Medical Missions

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

July 3 - July 16, 2016

Registration Status:

Open

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur & Dr. Karl Stobbe

Overview:

Participants will have an international learning experience by working on medical campaigns with healthcare professionals and medical students to serve unmet needs in shantytowns throughout the southern part of Lima. Participants will also have the opportunity to partake in a variety of charitable activities while exploring the deep, rich culture of Peru.

Partner Organization(s):

SEA’s main logistical partner on this expedition in Peru are Solidaridad en Marcha and Construyendo Comunidades. Additionally, the local municipalities of San Juan de Miraflores and Pamplona Alta support the volunteer projects and health campaigns.

Side Trip:

The side trip includes a 3-day trip to Cuzco 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

Cost:

$3,296 CAD includes: flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, and project expenses. Plus a three day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu.

Accommodations:

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.

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Airport taxes, vaccinations and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Travel Insurance:

Travel and health insurance is mandatory in order for any individual to participate in the SEA program.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
Community Development
Cape Town, South Africa
TBA
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Community Development

Location:

Cape Town, South Africa

Date:

TBA

Registration Status:

Closed

Overview:

On this two-week expedition the intention is to offer international volunteers the opportunity to develop social justice projects in partnership with local community leaders. The projects and campaigns in which volunteers will be participating will occur in townships surrounding Cape Town, South Africa, mainly Philippi, Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha.

Partner Organization(s):

Our local partners will be SHAWCO Health at the University of Cape Town and the Catholic Welfare and Development group.

Side Trip:

For a greater cultural understanding of South Africa, the expedition includes side trips to Robbin Island and Table Mountain, and a day trip around the Cape of Good Hope. There is also an optional half-day Safari drive that can be arranged for an additional cost (typically around $90 USD which includes lunch).

Cost:

TBA

Accommodations:

Our group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Cape Town. Local staff will cook and prepare our meals daily.  Beds and bedding are provided. The house is fully equipped with bathrooms and showers with hot water. The building is surrounded by a security gate and is very safe.

Extras:

Everything is included in the cost (meals, transportation, flights, accommodations, insurance, cultural outings), however you’ll want extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or some unplanned food and drink while we’re out. Airport taxes, vaccinations and potential tourist visas are not covered by SEA. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to South Africa.

Volunteer Placement(s):

The majority of work will be carried out at a CWD Refugee shelter in Philippi. Many women and children who stay at the refugee center have migrated from other African countries to the north, such as the Congo, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our aim is to help these women ingrate into their new lives by improving their health and personal hygiene, and by educating them on how to best take care of their children and newborns. In addition, our long-term objective is to gradually improve the infrastructure of the center. Health professionals and students will also have the opportunity to participate in mobile medical campaigns with SHAWCO Health. UCT students run these campaigns in the townships surrounding Cape Town from Wednesday to Saturday in the evenings.

Travel Insurance:

 TIC Travel Insurance provides travel insurance to all participants who book their flights through SEA or SOL Travel. Please ask for more detailed information about what your insurance plan will cover.

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now
Medical Missions
Lima, Peru
February 2017 (10 days)
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Medical Missions

Location:

Lima, Peru

Date:

February 2017 (10 days)

Registration Status:

Not Available

Trip Leader:

Raoul Masseur and Dr. Luis Raez

Overview:

On this mission participants will have an opportunity to be a part of one of the largest medical missions in Lima, Peru. In past years, participants that include registered nurses, physicians, paramedics, and medical students have seen over 4,000 patients during the three-day campaign. The medical mission is organized and led by local charities and supported by over 200 local volunteers including students, translators, nurses, pediatricians, dentists, ophthalmologists, and more.

Partner Organization(s):

Our main logistical partner on this mission is Solidaridad en Marcha. Every year we combine our efforts with the Christian Life Movement USA, which brings a specialized team of professional doctors and nurses. The local municipality of San Juan de Miraflores also supports our campaigns.

Side Trip:

3-day 2-nights trip to Cusco to visit the historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For more information about Machu Picchu, please visit: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/274  

Cost:

Option A) $2,996 CAD: includes all flights, meals, accommodations, ground transportation, plus a 3 day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu. Option B) $2,000 CAD: includes meals, accommodations, ground transportation, plus a 3 day trip to Cusco to visit Machu Picchu. DOES NOT include flights. Option C) $1,300 CAD: includes meals, accommodations, ground transportation. DOES NOT include flights or the trip to Cusco. *All options include project fees that are used to support the medical campaigns.

Accommodations:

Accommodations are comfortable and safe. The group will be staying together on the same property at a retreat house in Surco, 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, showers, and WiFi. The building is surrounded by a security gate and is located in a very safe part of the city.

Extras:

The majority of your expenses is included in the cost, however participants may want to bring extra spending money for souvenirs, gifts or a few unplanned food and drink while out; specifically in Cusco. Vaccinations and potential tourist visas are additional costs. Please note Canadian passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Peru. For more information about Canadians traveling to Peru, please visit: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/peru

Interested in Participating?
Apply Now