- What is the accommodation like?
You will spend the first and the last two nights in a hotel in Tucson after your arrival, in which you will share rooms plus bathroom with two other participants. You will spend the remaining time in a guest lodge located in New Mexico close to the border of Arizona. There you will share a small apartment with other participants. This apartment includes bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, living room and a washing machine. There is WiFi as well.
- How is the food provided?
The hotel in Tucson provides breakfast, lunch and dinner. During your stay in the guest lodge you will be provided with three daily meals as well. You are in charge for breakfast and lunch; the course leaders will buy the groceries you need. The dinner will be ordered, you will be eating out or you will prepare it yourself. For the small appetite, we recommend bringing some of your own food, like cliff bars or fruit snacks.
- Is it possible to receive vegetarian meals?
Since your course leaders will go to a local supermarket to buy the groceries you need for meal preparation, various diets can be considered. This means a vegetarian diet is possible as well. Nevertheless, we ask you to inform us about any special diets before.
- How are work time and free time divided?
In general, your work time depends on circumstances like weather, sudden difficulties or unpredictable opportunities. Therefore, your time for private activities varies.
- How can I spend my free time?
At intervals there is time for private activities. We recommend to bring some of your own series, movies and books.
- Do I have a contact person on site?
During your time in the course experienced team leaders will always be by your side and support you. Feel free to contact us any time if there are any questions or problems.
- What expenses do I have to expect during the project? Can I withdraw cash on site and do I have to pay in local currency?
Even if meals and accommodation are provided, you should budget some money, especially for your stay in Tucson, and also for trips you might be doing before or after your program starts. The currency in the USA is the U.S. dollar. In general, you can change money at your local bank. The easiest way to withdraw cash is using a credit card at an ATM. You can use ATMs in Tucson to withdraw cash. In the guest lodge this possibility might not be given. We recommend bringing 100 U.S. dollars in cash in case of an emergency.
- How can I contact family and friends at home?
The hotel in which you will spend the first and the last two nights during your stay provides WiFi. Due to the hotel being located in the middle of Tucson, you will also have cellphone reception. The guest lodge – which is located at the border between New Mexico and Arizona and which will be your main accommodation during the course – provides internet connection which can be slow sometimes, though. A cellular network is provided as well. In the desert you will not have any cellular reception or access to the internet.
- What's the weather/climate like?
In most cases, it is very warm in summer so that you will not freeze during daytime. Nevertheless, you should pack some warm clothing because temperatures can vary, especially in the desert, and after dark it can really cool down. Moreover, you should not forget to pack rainproof clothing because you will be in the desert during monsoon time and therefore unpredictable, strong rainfalls are most likely to happen.
- Is there a prohibition concerning alcohol?
Yes, it is strictly prohibited to consume or to take alcohol to the course location.
- Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?
Yes, you will receive a certificate which confirms your work and your learning achievement.
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