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SDSN Amazonia and the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) are again offering the Amazon Summer School, a 21-day practical course to cultivate global sustainability leaders. The program will be held in the community of Tumbira, located in the Rio Negro Reserve in the north of Brazil. The course leverages experiential learning experiences in the Amazon to transform people, organizations, and relationships. The course will run from July 11th to July 31st.

The Amazon Summer School believes a multiplicity of worldviews and practical knowledge is needed to address the complexity of our growing global opportunities and challenges. The program brings together participants from different countries, sectors, backgrounds, fields of work, and areas of study to realize this goal.  Applications will be accepted until April 1st, 2018. 

For those interested in applying, the main requirement is to be fluent in English and over 18 years of age. The selection process involves analysis of the application and a round of online interviews with top candidates. The final group of 20 participants, allowing for lots of one-on-one attention, will be formed by 1st May. The 2016 edition received more than 600 applications from 61 different countries. “The selection process is a key step to guarantee the richness of the program. Besides learning from teachers, nature, and community, the participants learn from each other through a rich learning interaction. The more we are able to bring together people with similar intentions and complementary worldviews, more power can be the change in their lives and in their work”, says Raquel Luna, the course learning coordinator.

The 21-day program fee of US $3,700 includes all meals, transport within Brazil, lodging, and materials, as well as fair wages for the community which hosts participants. For more information and to submit an application, please visit www.amazonsummerschool.com.