2 years ago Alyea went on a life changing journey to Dominican Republic with Live Different. She saw things she never thought she would see, and did things she never thought she would do! The experience has stayed with her over the past couple years and when she saw an opportunity to make a difference in another part of the world she took the chance and applied for the Live Different academy.
Alyea has recently finished her first year in University taking Bachelor of Science majoring in Animal biology, and taking Spanish. After this year, her direction in life has shifted a little and interests have changed. Taking some time to figure out what she is really passionate about led her to this academy. Knowing about the amazing work that Live Different does and her past experiences made this decision even easier.
This Journey will take her to Mexico this time! It will be a 13 week program filled with laughter, sweat, tears, friendship, education, launguage, and community life.
She will be living with a team of other students in Vincente Guerrero, Baja California, Mexico taking social justice classes, learning and being immersed in spanish, and volunteering in the community.
One Week – Orientation
Two Weeks – Spanish Classes and host families
One Week – Week in the Life experience
Six Weeks – Volunteering and course work
One Week – Live Different Build Project
One Week – Travel/Debrief
The money raised will be used in building homes, working in the local community, contributing towards ongoing community projects, tuition, and living expenses and airfare.
She has learned that 'life is about people and not stuff'