Solidarity Experiences Abroad (SEA) is a unique, short-term, international experiential learning opportunity for students to travel and explore the realms of social justice by connecting career objectives to a series of volunteering activities and community development projects.
Our program allows students and professionals to explore solidarity and culture. Participants receive a hands-on experience by supporting a range of health campaigns, educational workshops, entrepreneurship workshops, ecological and construction or renovation projects. They work alongside, and in solidarity, with local community leaders, grass-root foundations and other local university students. Through their work, language classes, outings and lectures, participants are encouraged to engage with local communities to experience the diversity of our world’s unique cultures. During their time abroad, each SEA participant will learn the power of working together, and discover the possibilities of making an impact in the world using the skills they have learned at in their career.
Since the inception in Canada SEA in 2004, over 2,500 participants from 16 different Canadian universities have made the decision to engage in this innovative program to South America and Africa. Approximately six trips are run each year over the summer holidays and reading weeks to various destinations including Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, South Africa and Angola.
“In my fourth year at Brock University, I went to an information session about the Peru Education trip with a couple of my close friends. After hearing about the Solidarity Experiences Abroad program, I knew that this was something I wanted to be involved with! In 2015, I was a student on the SEA Education trip…”
“In May of 2016, I was a student on the SEA Education trip to Lima, Peru. I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to teach abroad through SEA. This trip was a memorable experience that has helped shape me into the type of educator I strive to be…”
My name is Oscar Palacio, and I am a second year Medical Science Student at Brock University. This past May, I went to Ecuador on the Medplus Medical mission with SEA. My experiences from this wonderful experience left me speechless as it truly made a positive impact in guiding my future, as well as helping me to grow as a person.
“This past spring, I was given the opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Peru through Solidarity Experiences Aboard. This 2 week cultural exchange program allowed me to learn so much about myself, the culture and people of Peru. We did everything from cooking traditional Peruvian food…”
“In may 2017, I travelled to Lima, Peru, as part of the Solidarity Experiences Abroad Program at Brock University. This program offered an educational trip to teach abroad. As a student, and as a prospective teacher, this was easily one of the most memorable and life changing experiences…”
“This past May I was blessed with the chance to travel to Peru with Brock University’s SEA program. I spent two weeks both immersing myself in the Peruvian culture, as well as working with the students of Horst Kiehn. Within the week of working in the classroom…”