If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program?
I found myself on this program after Covid19 caused my previously planned trip to be canceled. I was originally bummed to not be able to go to Patagonia (my first plan) but I soon realized that I had happened upon one of the best experiences of my life. Living in a tent in southern Arizona with 6 students and 2 leaders, I got to know a completely different part of the country really well. I learned so much every day about the ecology, biology, and cultural issues of the borderlands region in a way that I never expected to. It opened my eyes to the reality of the border and I felt that it was more impactful because it is in the US and therefore everything we learned was closer to home. I highly recommend this course for anyone wanting, live in the desert, learn a ton, do meaningful and relevant work, and laugh a lot.