LAKBAY-ARAL SA PILIPINAS
The enhanced Lakbay-Aral is a two-week cultural immersion program in the Philippines. Developed and implemented since 1983, the program enables Filipino youth overseas to rediscover their Filipino roots and appreciate the richness and diversity of their heritage thru lectures on Philippine history and language and guided tours to scenic and historical landmarks, interaction with Filipino students, public officials and members of indigenous communities and participation in local festivities. The program has enabled 180 participants from France, Spain, Switzerland, and the US to get back to and appreciate their motherland more. The four new modules of the Lakbay-Aral include Tracing the Philippine Roots, Eco-Tourism, Arts and Culture, and Rest and Recreation for Wellness.