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International Service Learning

Lincoln International Service Learning Trip

Lincoln students have the opportunity to participate in a service learning trip to a foreign country. Currently, we are taking students to Costa Rica.  While traveling, students participate in a variety of intercultural experiences, including collaborating with local organizations to conduct service projects alongside the locals. In addition, students learn about Costa Rican culture and the great biodiversity of the rainforest and cloud forest.


Who goes on the trip?

Students will apply to participate during the spring semester of their 6th .  

The application process asks students to reflect on their leadership experience and potential, their dedication to their school and community, and their ability to contribute to a positive travel experience for the group.  The applications are evaluated and a group is selected.  This group is placed in a specific Advisory class starting the fall semester before the trip.  There are a handful of required meetings, required curriculum, and post-trip responsibilities that each participant must agree to complete.  We typically travel in November, the week before Thanksgiving break.


How can my student participate?

Current 6th graders should attend our initial information meeting on February 21, 2024 at 6:15 PM in the Lincoln auditorium.  We will go over more detailed information about the trip (itinerary, cost, etc), requirements for participation, and explain how students can apply for the November 2024 trip. 

We will also hold a community dinner where this year’s travelers will present about their trip on March 7, 2024 from 5:15-7:15 PM in the Lincoln cafeteria. Applications will be due shortly after these two events.

Specific questions can be directed to any one of our International Travel Team:

Rob Behrens rbehrens@psdschools.org

Julie Israelson jisraels@psdschools.org

Liz Kennedy ekennedy@psdschools.org

AJ Griffith agriffit@psdschools.org





PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.