Loading…
Click here to purchase tickets >>>

nytravfest.com

Hover over (desktop) or click a session for details. On larger screens, you should see filters in the right sidebar which can help you sort through the sessions. On smaller screens, these filters appear beneath the schedule.



Saturday, April 26 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Learning AFAR, the Importance of Travel in Your Youth LIMITED

Log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Limited Capacity seats available

In the summer of 2011, Deisy Cedeno was granted a full scholarship from Learning AFAR to study the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. Now a senior at Essex Street Academy in Manhattan, this Learning AFAR alumna shares insights on why travel during high school was pivotal for her vision of her future and understanding of her place within our world.

Learning AFAR, the flagship program of the AFAR Foundation, provides experiential travel scholarships to youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to explore our world. Students spend six months studying culture, global issues, service and leadership before embarking on a international expedition. Since 2010, the program has supported 271 students. They return with confidence and a sense of personal ownership that shifts their perceptions and helps empower their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Deisy Cedeno

Deisy Cedeno

Deisy Cedeno is currently a senior at Essex Street Academy in Manhattan and will soon be a freshman at Barnard College. In the summer of 2011, she was granted a full scholarship from Learning AFAR to study the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. The Amazonian Learning AFAR experience awoke... Read More →
avatar for Bibi F. Hussain – Santana

Bibi F. Hussain – Santana

Teacher, New York City Department of Education and STEP Instructor, State University of New York, New Paltz campus
Bibi F. Hussain - Santana is currently a teacher in New York City Department of Education. She has been awarded the Learning AFAR grant for the last two years, leading students to complete service learning projects in Yucatan, Mexico. Hussain - Santana delivers instruction in the... Read More →


Saturday April 26, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm
1st Floor - Cinema (Bohemian National Hall) 321 E. 73rd St. NY, NY 10021