How does an emPowerTrip™ work?
Do you currently take your students on travel learning experiences? Possibly an eco-adventure or service learning trip? GREAT! and if not, this is a great place to start! The “e-m” in emPowerTrip™ actually stands for EDUCATION and MINDFULNESS. The emPowerTrip experience combines the adventure and learning impact that travel can have on students and takes it to the NEXT LEVEL! We curate unique adventures and combine them with a carefully designed emPowerTrip™ Leadership Curriculum to build your students into impactful leaders for global change.
What does this “curriculum” include?
For each day of the trip we select a different empowering theme to focus on. Based on trip type and focus (ie: eco-adventure, or service learning, etc) the theme is expanded into discussions and activities throughout the day that tie directly into the travel experience. (For Example: our Vietnam trip has a special focus on Social Entrepreneurship, a common theme on a day within this trip is leadership in Service with activities focused on mindfulness and how is relates in business). In addition, our tools of mindfulness and leadership are directly designed to prepare students for common transitional issues that may arise as they graduate or move and are integrated throughout the program. The program tools are also designed to empower students as leaders in their own lives as well as how they can make an impact on others.
Wait There’s More?
YES! There’s more! Not only are discussions, activities, and practices incorporated into the trip, each student receives a full curriculum workbook to use for the entirety of the trip. And the work doesn’t just stop after a week away. Each student will be given a journal with a whole year of goal setting, planning, tracking, and tools to implement the work when they return home. We believe that this adventure is only the START. The real journey is ongoing.
How Do You Organize the Travel?
We are SO glad you asked! Our partner, G Adventures, is an adventure travel pioneer offering the planet's most awe-inspiring selection of small-group tours, safaris and expeditions. Their award-winning trips embrace authentic accommodation, exotic cuisine and local transport to putting travelers on a first-name basis with the planet’s people, cultures, landscapes and wildlife. With their 28 years of experience and sustainable business practices, we could not ask for better and safer hands for our epic journeys. emPowerTrips™ are the perfect blend of unique and ethical travel and leadership and mindfulness learning opportunities.
Where do we travel?
Eating Oodles of Noodles in Vietnam, practicing yoga in a Moroccan desert tent, meditating on a mountain top in Nepal, or learning how yoga provides employment in the slums of Kenya, are all samples of the unique emPowerTrips™ your school can choose to bring its students. Please email us for all our location offerings. If there is a location you wish to see on our list that is not currently provided then let us know and we can create TOGETHER! We are your PARTNERS in this student journey.
Why Does this Work for Students?
SO MANY REASONS! Students are experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety. From global affairs, increased pressure to perform, to even social media, students are becoming increasingly stressed and the physical and emotional impact can be overwhelming. This is particularly heightened for Third Culture Kids. By integrating mindfulness into their daily lives as a form of leadership these mind/body tools are effective in improving attention, self-control, and emotional resilience.