Nightly debriefs and discussions led by the leader of the day are an integral part of these international trips. They serve as mini capstones of the day’s adventures and experiences.
Today was a day of contrasts—an archaeological dig with FAFG and shopping in gorgeous Antigua—and our conversation tonight certainly reflected that range. We discussed everything from the profound experience of sitting with a family who had disappeared members to the term “developing world”.
These discussions bring out some profound ideas that synthesize points of conflict, our travels, and our persistent questions. They’re also some of the best discussions we as teachers get to have with our students. They push and support one another; they discover new things about the world and themselves.
To quote Santi’s brother Estaban, “it’s awesome.”