A mom from the CI Circle just posted this information that you may find useful: Call of the Wild: Amazon Adventure 2010, Peru Introducing Hear the World Expeditions
Phonak's Hear the World and Global Explorers have launched the first-ever Hear the World Expedition, an adventure journey of a lifetime scheduled for July 2010 for hearing-impaired students aged 17-22. During this unique trip into the Amazon, students will explore the incredible rainforest with field scientists, interact with a rich and diverse culture of people, participate in one of the most unique "outdoor classroom" settings in the world and build friendships with other students that can last a lifetime. Because we believe that this opportunity should be open to every student possible, we ask hearing health professionals to help identify and encourage those students who may be outstanding candidates for the trip (click here to read more). To nominate a student or begin the application process, please visit www.globalexplorers.org.
Application deadline is December 15, 2009.
Global Explorers is a nonprofit organization driven by passion for sharing the most educational and life-changing travel experiences available to students of all abilities and backgrounds. Their programs are driven by education and offer a comprehensive, responsible travel experience designed to genuinely enhance the lives of participants in the most meaningful way possible. They work with groups of middle school, high school and college-aged students and their educators from schools and organizations of all types.
Hear the World is a global initiative by Phonak to raise awareness about the importance of hearing and the consequences of hearing loss - a problem that affects more than 16% of the world's population. The Initiative addresses the social and psychological effects of hearing loss, and provides information on prevention and solutions. Hear the World is committed to making people aware of how important it is to avoid hearing loss and how to take prompt steps to correct it.
A primary focus for Hear the World is to help create a world where hearing loss is no longer a handicap. Hear the World Expeditions is one great step toward making that vision a reality.