What is a Service Expedition?
Central American Service Expeditions (CASE) arose from the need for quality international service and inter-cultural experiences for young people.  As economic production and consumption become more global, it is critical that all of us learn more about the world in which we live and on which we all depend. This process is best begun at an early age when young people are just starting to take an interest in the world around them.

A service expedition combines community service with adventure travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world.  A service expedition with CASE helps open a young person’s mind to the many possibilities of the world and our role within it.

Central American Service Expeditions embodies our commitment to take young adults out of their comfort zone and place them within a context that allows them to challenge stereotypes they may hold about about other cultures and perhaps about themselves. Our goal is to provide tools for young people to think critically about poverty, development, and privilege.

Experience in the Field
Since 2008 the CASE team has been promoting sustainable development and environmental conservation in Central America through our service expeditions. During our trips we strive to ensure that participants are immersed in local culture and work side by side with people from local communities. Also, each service expedition provides direct financial support to rural community based organizations.
Support for Local Communities
CASE supports rural development projects both by leading our groups to areas that are off the beaten path and through direct financial support of locally controlled conservation and development projects. CASE explicitly supports rural community tourism to promote sustainable rural economic development and environmental conservation. Further, CASE donates 10% of the total cost of our service expeditions to the community-based organizations with which our groups work. Our expeditions are "service" expeditions in every sense of the word!

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