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#Regenerative Culture in the Mediterranean

Program Description

This program was designed to promote critical thinking. During the three weeks that you will live in Spain and Morocco you will participate in different projects and activities designed to explore Regenerative Culture from different angles. Deep and meaningful reflections, in breathtaking landscapes, will help us gain perspective and develop tools to grow and find fulfilment in the misinformation era.   

Course Objectives

Raise awareness and understanding around the seminar topics

Offer resources and alternatives for critical thinkers

Develop a community and knowledge bank to promote Regenerative Culture 

Motivate to action

Reinvest in local community

Program Components

Nature and Ecological Restoration

Heritage and Sustainability: Climate for Culture 

Migration and Social Justice  

Leadership and Community in an Intercultural Environment

Emotional Intelligence through Movement

Independent Field based Project

Only 12 spots in this program

Nature and Ecological Restoration

We recognize the Ecological crisis as the most crucial our generation will face. Understanding and making changes in our lives and in our communities will define the world our children will live in. During this seminar we will build a vertical garden, plant, clean and discuss topics such as biodiversity, climate change, carbon footprint, etc.

Heritage and Sustainability: Culture for Climate

We understand Heritage as a symbol for Identity and as a reminder of historic memory. A path towards peace, change, and a solidifier of community bonds. Tours, activities and debates, in some of the most beautiful sites the western mediterranean can offer, will help us use Cultural Heritage as a lens for regeneration and sustainability.

Migration and Social Justice

Understand the truth behind the migration crisis in Europe’s southern frontier. Hear voices from a very real world and deepen your awareness about everyday life situations. We will try to make sense of this global crisis through reflections, experiences, interviews and debate.

Leadership and Community in an Intercultural Environment

Reframe leadership and learn about organizations from a psychobiological point of view. Explore challenges and opportunities of an intercultural environment. Understand the importance of team and community building with an infinite mindset.

Emotional Intelligence Through Movement

As one of the weakest points in our society today we want to put special attention on the importance of a healthy mind and life for the undertaking of any other project. Through mindfulness, art and psychology we will dive deep into our emotional world and learn about search for meaning, patience, tolerance for frustration or technologies.

Independent Research Project

The Independent Field Research Project gives students the opportunity to work in a field of their particular interest, in a cross-cultural environment. Students have the support of an advisor to identify an area of interest, develop their topic of research and acquire methodologies for the study. The project advisor guides students through data collection, analysis of approaches, interpretation of findings, and written and oral presentation of findings.

After the program, Celei’s team will offer counseling and support to help turn these projects into action in the students’ home community.

Itinerary

Spain:

Madrid: (2 nights in Madrid)

Arrival.

Orientation and Program presentation.

Toledo: (1 day visit)

Tour focused on cultural heritage.

Granada: (6 nights in Granada)

Program base for the Spain part of the trip.

Alpujarra: Traditional uses, artisanry and connection with nature.

Antequera´s Torcal & Dolmens.

(1 day visit)

Ronda & Setenil de las Bodegas.

(1 day visit)

Sevilla: (2 nights in Sevilla)

Getting deep in the Andalusian culture and life.

Explore cinematic scenarios.

Tarifa: (1 day visit)

Morocco

Tetuan: (1 night in Tetuan)

The product of international cooperation.

Chefchaouen: (3 nights in Chefchaouen)

The blue jewel.

Artisanry and agriculture.

Akchour: (1 day visit)

Population vs exquisite resources.

Ifrane: (1 night)

Reflection about worlds compass.

Merzouga (2 nights)

Dessert & Renewable Energies.

Le gorge du Todra (1 night)

Sleep in the heart of the Bereber ancient commerce routes.

Ouarzazate (1 night)

Alternatives for Africa´s Hollywood.

Marrakech (3 nights)

Cultural Jewel of Morocco.

 

Program Highlights

Regeneration as Critical Thinkers:

We decide to care for our planet and its people

Collaboration:

Organic relationships and cooperation as origin of resources

Healthy:

Recovery of traditional uses and perspectives that benefit our lives

Reconciliatory:

Reintegrating humans as intrinsic elements of nature

The Global Perspective:

Structure multidisciplinary actions to make sense in a complex and intercultural world

Authenticity:

Community based business

Services Included in Our Program

⇒ Multidisciplinary team for the course seminars

 Program coordinator and orientation

 Language and Culture training

 Seminar reflection and debate sessions

 Cultural Activities

 Accomodation and meals

 In country Transport

 Health and Safety Protocols

 Community Service opportunities

 Post program counseling

Not Included in the Program

⇒ Air Travel: Students should arrive in Madrid and depart from
Granada.

⇒ Travel Insurance.

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