Located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the Heifer Global Village is a camp comprised of replica homesteads from around the world, with authentic features like outdoor water pumps, animal pens, dirt floors, thatched roofs, communal cookfires. These homes represent impoverished areas around the globe where Heifer International works to eradicate hunger and poverty. Global Studies students are invited to a Gateway Weekend (Saturday, May 19, through Sunday, May 20). The event is designed to help participants delve into the causes and effects of these global issues. In this role-playing simulation, students will become “citizens” of a particular house for the evening and must work together to prepare their own meals, keep their houses, care for their animals and crops, and spend the night in their homestead.
The cost is $50 per student; transportation will be on passenger coach. Please follow the links to read more about Heifer’s Global Village or about the Heifer International organization. Sign up by Monday, April 30, by clicking here.
Supplies: A packing list will be provided. No specific camping gear is needed; plan on for a sleeping bag, clothing, water bottle, and bug spray. Priority will be given to Global Studies students in the class of 2020, but all GS students are welcome.