Global Explorers Welcomes Blind Student Applicants

Global Explorers, a nonprofit providing educational travel experiences for students, is accepting applications for its 2012 “Leading the Way” program. Program expeditions in 2012 include the Peruvian Highlands and the Grand Canyon. Blind or visually impaired students age 15 to 21 can apply at

Peruvian Highlands: Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Peru, July 8 to 17, 2012

The Peruvian highlands are an ideal landscape to experience the power of a determined human spirit and to challenge yourself as a leader. Spend the first three days experiencing culture in the city of Cusco and the breathtaking Sacred Valley and the next five days hiking through spectacular mountain vistas and ancient Inca ruins.

Rim to River: Grand Canyon, Arizona, July 20 to 31, 2012

Spend the first three days engaging in service and experiencing the vast culture of the area on the South Rim of the Canyon and the next seven days on the upper half of the world-renowned Colorado River. The team will raft exhilarating whitewater, float through calm stretches and journey by foot through slot canyons.

Full scholarships are available, including special scholarships designated for participants from Massachusetts and the Pacific Northwest.

The deadline to apply is Friday, November 18, 2011.

If you have any questions or would like more information (braille and large print materials are available), please contact Laura Portalupi at or 1-877-627-1425. Learn more about Global Explorers at their site.