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VolunTourism Practicum

If you have been considering how to truly immerse yourself in the learning process, a VolunTourism Practicum may be exactly the type of experience you are seeking.

In Tijuana, Mexico, you can join a team of development specialists and community residents in discovering firsthand what it is like to design a holistic approach to your VolunTourism initiative.

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The Opportunity

In either a long-weekend format, a weeklong, or two-week immersion, you will have the opportunity to engage with individuals from the U.S. and Mexico and learn firsthand some of the wisdom that has been extracted from a 34-year process of developing and refining VolunTourism programming - coordination, implementation, evaluation, and modification.

Your VolunTourism Practicum is organized through Los Niños, Inc. and specifically tailored to support the achievement of your goals and objectives:

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Tuesdays 10am ET/7am PT

  • For Tour Operators, you may be interested in discovering how communities may be willing to collaborate with you to form VolunTourism itineraries
  • For DMOs/CVBs, you may be interested in discovering how you can coordinate with NGOs and nonprofit organizations to meet supplier or operator goals & objectives
  • For Corporations, you may be interested in exploring how your company can facilitate the participation of employees in VolunTourism journeys
  • For Hotels/Suppliers, you may be interested in the topic of education for your staff to better inform your team members on the psyche of the VolunTourist
  • For Host Communities, you may desire to facilitate the adoption of VolunTourism amongst your residents and discover the opportunities and challenges you may face in the process
  • For Meeting Professionals & Incentive Travel Executives, you may be searching for unique projects that can be adopted in conjunction with an annual meeting or incentive trip to enhance the experience of delegates and guests
  • For Travel Planners, you may wish to enliven your product offerings to be consistent with the mission of your respective institution
  • For Nonprofits/NGOs, you may want to get a taste for VolunTourism before assigning precious resources to establish such a program

Reserving Your Space

To explore the possibilities and to create a customized itinerary, or to acquire additional information on a VolunTourism Practicum, contact Elisa Sabatini, Executive Director of Los Niños - elisa[at]losninosintl.org

Practicum participants stay at the Hotel Lucerna, a family-owned facility in Tijuana's Zona Rio. During your leisure hours, you can easily explore the nearby cultural museum, CeCut, Mercado Hidalgo, the open-air market, or, perhaps, have dinner at Cien Años, famed for its traditional Mexican recipes dating back to the late 19th Century.

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