10/04/2018

How many people are usually in the group?

On average there are 5-9 participants in the LD Academy program. The small group size allows us to customize the activities based on the group members’ interests and facilitates the development of deep relationships between…
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10/04/2018

Where do we stay? What is it like?

In Mexico, our groups stay at a housing complex owned and operated by Live Different in the small town of Zapata, Baja California.. There is a main house with a large kitchen, a common room,…
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10/04/2018

How much building will we be doing?

The LD Academy essentially includes a one-week LD Build experience within our greater 13-week program. You and your group will spend a minimum of five days building (similar to a typical Build) for a local…
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10/04/2018

What do the Social Justice classes entail?

One of the values of Live Different is caring for people, not “stuff”. How do you live out this value in your daily life? We will spend time learning about poverty, its causes and impacts…
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10/04/2018

What if I am a vegetarian? Or have special dietary requirements?

Live Different does our best to accommodate to all dietary restrictions, food allergies and preferences, although when traveling in a foreign country this can sometimes be complicated. It is recommended that if you have food…
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10/04/2018

How long has Live Different been running the Academy program?

In 2007 Live Different hosted its first cross-cultural experience in Mexico as part of the School of Leadership program, as it was then called. Over the years the program has evolved, becoming its current 13-week…
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10/04/2018

How does Live Different ensure the safety and well-being of their participants?

Live Different has a long history of safe, positive and life-changing humanitarian travel projects - taking over 5,000 students since 2005 with no serious injuries or incidents. We recognize there are always safety measures and…
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10/04/2018

What is the climate like in Baja California?

Academy takes places at our base in Baja California, Mexico. It is a desert which means warm days and cool evenings. A breeze comes off the nearby Pacific Ocean, with its current coming down from…
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10/04/2018

Can I bring gifts for the local people?

We are always amazed at the generous hearts of those who come to work with us. Many participants bring donations with them in hopes of being able to give them directly to those they meet…
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10/04/2018

Will I need extra spending money?

It is recommended that you bring some spending money – depending on how much you like to shop! There will be opportunities to go shopping for souvenirs, to take part in some extra fun activities…
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