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International Service Learning

Lincoln International Service Learning Trip

*Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we will not be able to offer an international service trip opportunity during the 2020-2021 school year.  Instead, we will open the trip to both 7th and 8th graders the following school year.  6th and 7th graders may apply during the 2020-2021 school year, and will travel together as 7th and 8th graders in November 2021.  Stay tuned for information about the trip and look for applications in January or February 2021.

Lincoln students have the opportunity to participate in a service learning trip to a foreign country. In past years, we have visited Nicaragua and Costa Rica. While traveling, students participate in a variety of intercultural experiences, including several service projects, cross-cultural experiences, dinner with a local family, and exploration of the unique nature in Central America.  

Who goes on the trip?

Students will apply to participate during the spring semester of their 6th or 7th  grade year (please note that this normally only applies to 6th graders, but we are opening it up to 7th graders for the 2021 trip).  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.

How can my student participate?

An informational meeting will be held and applications will be released for the November 2021 trip in January or February of 2021. Please stay tuned for more information.  Specific questions can be directed to any one of our International Travel Team:

AJ Griffith agriffits@psdschools.org

Julie Israelson jisraels@psdschools.org

Liz Kennedy ekennedy@psdschools.org

Dan Schrom dschrom@psdschools.org

Learning about the culture in Costa Rica