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Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 13, 2012
The volun-tourism organization Conscious Journeys (CJ) offers customizable trips and homestays to high school and university students in rural Tibetan areas. These trips are part of CJs effort to provide services to local communities in need, promote sustainable travel, and foster intercultural exchange.
Programs can be created within the areas of health, education, sanitation, community development, environmental preservation and ecotourism. While doing work and traveling through villages, students can stay with families or in local guesthouses, where they can experience the day-to-day life of Tibetan people.
Potential service projects for student trips include building composting toilets, installing solar showers, installing solar panels, building greenhouses and developing community-based tourismsuch as training local hosts, guesthouse owners, homestay families, cooks and drivers and developing unique itineraries.