Living Routes Vision, Mission and Values
Living Routes empowers global citizens to consciously transform and connect communities, creating a socially just and sustainable world
Living Routes provides intentional integrative education programs with sustainable communities, inspiring powerful leaders to take action, one relationship and one community at a time.
As an organization and as individuals, we value accountability, collaboration, quality, accomplishment, appreciation and fun.
Find out more about Living Routes History, and how we came to our Vision, Mission, Values and Pedagogy here.
Giving to Living Routes
Please give to our Student Scholarship Fund or Tax Deductible Gift here!
Living Routes Programs
Living Routes programs are both academic and experiential. They challenge you to grow on academic, professional and personal levels. Programs are taught by academics from the communities themselves when possible, and faculty with international experience, and expertise across a wide range of fields. Students and faculty together create a learning community within the living community of the Sustainable Community. These remarkable educational environments facilitate real transformative intellectual and personal development.
We believe that we must learn to live sustainably. It is not enough to read about it, we must live it. Sustainable Communities, serve as the ‘campuses’ for Living Routes programs, are ideal places for holistic, interdisciplinary education because they are living examples of social, ecological and spiritual sustainability.
- Find more on our Core Program Features here.
- Small class size (typically 6-14 students on semester programs).
- Thorough orientations, including health and safety information and tools for cross-cultural understanding and re-entry.
- Interdisciplinary curriculum that develops a profound understanding of real-world issues and the individual.
- Individualized approach to learning by which students create their own educational goals and Learning Plans.
- Student-selected service learning project or internship.
- Field visits and educational excursions to sites of historic, cultural or ecological importance.
- Regular check-ins and in-depth meetings with faculty allow students to review academic performance and individual progress on their individual Learning Plan throughout the semester.
- Authentic assessment practices are utilized by which students are evaluated by self and faculty on performance and portfolio.
- Academic credit for Living Routes programs is awarded by University of Massachusetts Amherst and is widely transferable.