Friends of CRLS Student Travel Fellows on an Expedition to Ecuador

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(1/3/18)  Friends of CRLS is thrilled to be awarding a total of $13,000 to six students traveling to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands over February school vacation.  Students will partake in service learning by helping schoolchildren in an Ecuadorian community and journey into the wildlife wonders of the Galapagos on this school-authorized group trip led by CRLS teachers Annan Lopata and Laura Chiricosta.

Thanks to our kind 2017 donors and generous 10th Year Birthday Bash sponsors, Friends of CRLS is able to double the financial support to student travelers this year, enabling these six talented and motivated students, who would otherwise not be financially able to afford these trips, to fully participate in these once-in-a-lifetime experiences.  One awardee wrote in his application essay that the trip “will give me an invaluable perspective of life and allow me to go farther than I ever have in my 18 years in Cambridge.”

Awardees meet application, academic, and financial requirements to qualify for Student Travel Fellowships and earn and raise money as individuals and as members of their trip groups to cover their remaining expenses.  Fellows will keep written and photographic journals and, along with their travel cohort, collectively share their reflections with the CRLS community when they return to Cambridge.  We look forward to hearing from them!

To learn more about Student Travel Fellowships and Friends of CRLS’s other programs, volunteer, involve your business, sponsor our upcoming bash, or establish a scholarship, please visit, email, or call 857-235-9290.