Apply today for JUNTOSAbroad!

A two-week intercultural exchange program structured to enhance artistic and personal development through dance service work in some of Central America and Mexico’s ruralist areas.

Applications are currently closed. Please check back January 2018 for late applications.

About

Dance students from The Ailey School/Fordham University, Boston Conservatory, Codarts, The Juilliard School, LINES/Dominican University, Marymount Manhattan, and SUNY Purchase are invited to participate in this program.

For two weeks, U.S. students travel to Guatemala or Nicaragua to teach modern dance workshops, take world dance classes conducted by other communities, and participate in public performances that include student choreography. Students will conduct workshops and performances in orphanages, centers for HIV+ children, hospitals, grade schools, retirement homes, and dance groups with lack of funding.

Programs & Dates

JUNTOSMexico (January)

2018 Trip Dates:
Mexico: January 3-January 17

This program focuses on collaboration with women, children and indigenous cultures in southern Mexico. Dancers will engage in intercultural exchange through performance and workshops throughout Oaxaca and Chiapas.

Sample itinerary

JUNTOSGuatemala (May/June)

2018 Trip Dates:
Guatemala #1: May 27-June 10
Guatemala #2: June 13-27

This program focuses on what art can offer in a third-world country. Dancers travel for nine days through the Guatemalan highlands, engaging in community outreach in Mayan villages and urban centers.

Sample itinerary

JUNTOSNicaragua (August)

2018 Trip Dates:
Nicaragua: August 5-19

This program engages artists in community-building workshops in Nicaragua. Dancers travel to four different cities in this time, focusing on teaching dance workshops to various communities from professional low-income dance schools to children from Nicaragua’s poorest neighborhoods.

Sample itinerary

Process: Fill out the application posted. The JUNTOSAbroad Program Director will contact you for an interview. Once all applications and interviews have been conducted, you will be contacted regarding acceptance and trip placement.

Fees: PLEASE NOTE: JUNTOS provides merit and need based scholarships as well as plenty of fundraising opportunities; fees should not deter any student. You cover housing, transportation, and the abroad trip with a non-refundable deposit of $275 plus tuition fee of $1600. You are also responsible for the flight to the designated country as well as food during your travels(~$15-$25/day)