March Break 2020
Community Service Programs


March Break 2020 Community Service Programs


March Break 2020 Community Service Programs



Blyth Academy’s March Break programs teach the kind of lessons that create true global citizens. Our international community service programs offer students the opportunity to become engaged in communities abroad by volunteering their time to work on meaningful locally driven initiatives. This allows them to learn first-hand about the world around them, while developing their leadership and team building skills—and having fun, too!

Our community service work is carried out in collaboration with locally based NGOs, and our agenda is driven by these local organizations. We ask our partners how and where we can be used so that the work we do is relevant and meaningful to the communities in which we are based.

During March Break 2020, we are offering two volunteer programs abroad in two different countries: Costa Rica and Peru.

Community service activities generally take place the majority of the week for alternating full days or half-days, with local excursions organized for when the students are not volunteering. Each student will receive a letter detailing the community involvement hours and activities that can be added to their secondary school diploma.

Check out our March Break Community Service 2020 programs below!



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We have community service opportunities to connect deeply with Costa Rica’s culture through volunteering at wildlife and forest reserves, a farm, and a charity focused on all different aspects of the country’s life. We begin in La Fortuna, a small town at the foot of Arenal Volcano. From here we’ll visit stunning waterfalls and swim in hot springs from the volcano. We volunteer at Proyecto Asis’s Wildlife Rescue Center.

Next, we’ll travel to Monteverde and the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve to learn about its unique ecology. We’ll also volunteer at a farm at Life Monteverde, to learn how we can protect this beautiful environment sustainably.



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We’ll begin our adventure in Cusco in the southern Andes, a startling contrast of bustling lively markets within an ancient city. Our volunteer projects will begin in the San Sebastian district with Helping Hands Cusco, doing construction on the preschool building, and creating enrichment and cultural exchange programs for Peruvian students.

Then we’ll go to the town of Aguas Calientes to visit the magnificent Machu Picchu. Nestled in lush cloud forest and stone cliffs in the upper Amazon basin, Machu Picchu was once an important trade hub for the Incas, and its ornate stonework and more than 200 structures also suggest it was a place of ceremony.