Sports Without Borders Team #SWBSpain

COUNTRY: Spain

ARRIVAL: June 3, 2017
DEPARTURE: June 12, 2017
DURATION: 10 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Madrid
DEPARTURE CITY: Madrid
COST: $1995
#SWBSpain will have the chance to explore Madrid, volunteer with local non-profits, and participate in daily soccer training and artisan workshops!

Sports Without Borders Teams

Sports Without Borders is a fine fusion of service and athletics. Volunteers will have an opportunity to use their skills to benefit developing communities by contributing their expertise to sports camps and community development while also enjoying recreational opportunities unique to the Dominican Republic/Nicaraguan/Costa Rican/Spanish landscapes.


Spain

The name for the city of Madrid, which has been the capital of Spain since the 1600s, comes from the Arabic word, “magerit,” meaning, “place of many streams.” The Manzanares River flows from central Spain through Madrid and holds a good deal of historic and artistic significance despite its rather small size. Starting out as a citadel for the Moors, the city has overlooked or contained part of the river since the 9th century and has been the subject of many pieces of art, particularly for the 18th and 19th century painter Francisco de Goya.


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, safe drinking water, professional project guidance, instruction, and supplies, and fishing/hiking equipment and guides.

What to Bring

Project supplies and donations of vitamins and oral health supplies welcomed. Volunteers will need funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, optional recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Meet the Staff

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Mario Polo
Program Coordinator, Show Me Madrid

Mario is the founder of Show Me Madrid, an educational program which allows foreign students to authentically experience Madrid and get immersed in Spanish culture. He grew up between the US and Spain and is a national of both countries. He knows both countries very well, and his bicultural upbringing left him with the desire to learn and experience new cultures. He decided to go… Read more

Activity Information

Project supplies and donations of vitamins and oral health supplies welcomed. Volunteers will need funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, optional recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.