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VIVE18.07 Intercultural and Environmental Project in Two Cities Full

About the project

This is a very special project that will be organized in two different cities/states of Mexico. The first week the volunteers will be in the city of Queretaro and the second week will be organized in one of the most beautiful towns in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende. The project aims to motivate the young people to be more environment friendly, respect the green spaces and help their restauration. In addition, it will focus on improving the lives of people with less opportunities with youth action. If you are interested in meeting locals, discover new places, exchange life stories and leaving a mark in people´s lives, this project is for you!


Project activities

The plan of activities are listed below; Week I 11/07: Arrival of the volunteers. Welcoming activities and orientation 12/07: 09:00 Activities with elders in the local retirement home 14:00 Lunch 16:00 Tour at the center of Queretaro 13/07: 09:00 Activity in collaboration with the municipality at a Children’s Home 13:00 Lunch 14:00 Muralism Workshop (graffiti) 14/07: 08:00 Preparing the terrain for forestation 11:00 Reforestation and intercultural activities with the university students 15/07: Discovering Queretaro 16/07: Designing murals at a park in the city 17/07: Integration meeting with the volunteers and the coordinators to share experiences/feedback regarding the project 18/07: 15:00 Farewell lunch 18:00 Travel to San Miguel de Allende 19:00 Arrival to San Miguel and welcoming activity Week II 19/07: 10:00 Presentation – How to do it San Miguel style? 11:00 Talk regarding the purpose of life 20/07: 10:00 Talent show by the participants at Angela Peralta Theater with the help of local students 21/07: 09:00 Restauration of a home of a family in need 22/07: 09:00 Breakfast 10:00 Discovering San Miguel de Allende 23/07: 09:00 Recording a video clip with local musicians 24/07: 12:00 Organizing an international barbecue with the volunteers and the Youth Council of the Exchange Agency 15:00 Farewell


Accomodation

Lodging Type:


Location


Population: Inhabitants
Weather:

Closest Bus Station:

CLOSEST STATION: Terminal de Autobuses de Queretaro (Queretaro Bus Station)


Closest Airport:

CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Aeropuerto Internacional de Queretaro

OTHER POSSIBLE AIRPORTS: Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de Mexico



Leisure Activities

Surrounding Queretaro, there are a series of beautiful small towns like Tequisquiapan and San Juan del Rio. This area is one of Mexico’s natural hot spring regions, which are a very popular attraction with locals and visitors.

Not far from San Miguel de Allende there is the state capital Guanajuato. Travelling there is like stepping back in time; the city is remarkable and offers visitors an authentic colonial experience amidst one of the most picturesque colonial backdrops to be found anywhere in Mexico. Guanajuato is clean, tidy, and very safe. Its cobbled streets twist and turn, so just walking around is an adventure. The city’s maze-like layout often creates opportunities for serendipitous encounters, with visitors discovering things they had never planned to see, but are glad they did.

To have more information regarding what to do in the states of Queretaro and Guanajuato, you can check the following links;

https://www.mexperience.com/travel/colonial/guanajuato/

https://www.mexperience.com/travel/colonial/queretaro/


Requiriments

Special Requirements:
Available Vegetarian Food': Yes
Available for family: No
Available for volunteers with disabilities: No


Extra fee

The Inscription fee for this project is: €

INCLUDES (only during the project days)

  • Hosting (according to the conditions specified at the project description)
  • 3 meals a day (average 300gr each)
  • Local transportation with project purposes
  • Administration and organization
  • Tools and materials

DO NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare to Mexico
  • Transportation from international airport to the project place
  • Leisure activities
  • Insurances
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