A Day in the Life of a Village
Since Grand Circle's beginning, we have believed that at its core, the world is a collection of villages—and villages are the heart and soul of every travel experience. In a way, our Day in the Life
initiative has always been a part of our trips—and now, we're working more closely than ever with village leaders to make meaningful, sustainable changes in the communities supported by Grand Circle Foundation.
For our travelers, the Day in the Life experience links school visits with authentic, hands-on cultural exchange with the community at large. Travelers can meet the students' parents, siblings, neighbors, civic leaders, small business owners—all the people who weave the fabric of life in the village in which the children live. Each Day in the Life specifically includes: a school visit, a walking tour of the village or town, an in-home meal with the students' families, a visit to a local entrepreneur, and a visit to a community or senior center.
As an additional aid to the larger community, the Foundation also supports income-generating projects for local entrepreneurs—such as a microfarm in the San Francisco community in rural northern Costa Rica, which provided a model for our newest initiative, Invest in a Village.
Experiencing A Day in the Life >>