Project 5.6

5 countries. 6 months. A life-changing experience.

Project 5.6 is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to 5 different countries in 6 months. Along the way you’ll impact the future generation as you teach children in refugee camps, share life across meals with locals, collaborate on cultural research projects, and hang out with local university students. Did we mention that you’ll also get to experience some of the world’s most stunning places along the way? Places as unbelievable as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Mongolian Steppe, the Great Wall of China, and the Hagia Sophia in Turkey. This unique program is for people of all ages. If you feel like you're ready to move quickly through the application and acceptance process, then try Fast Track. If you would rather start with a phone call with one of our advisors, then visit the Get Started page.

Project 5.6 Experiences

Click on the red countries below to learn more about them.


December 15, 2017

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Sweet friendships and amazing food 😍 ||| It is our joy to host students for meals, movie nights, and even cookie bake-offs!πŸͺπŸ‘Ύ. We love getting to know our students outside of the classroom.||| Photo: @homeawayfromhomesick ||| #WEAREELIC #elic #elicengage #china

December 14, 2017

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Welcome to Ashley’s class in Cambodia! ||| @arhodes530 it looks like you have a great group of students! ||| #WEAREELIC #elicengage #elic

December 13, 2017

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Language Study ||| Our teams in North Africa and the Middle East have been hard at work this fall learning Arabic! Keep up the good work πŸ’ͺπŸ‘¨β€πŸ«πŸ‘©β€πŸ«πŸ“š! ||| #WEAREELIC #elicengage #elic

December 12, 2017

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Game nights with students never grow old! ||| #WEAREELIC #elicengage #elic #china

December 11, 2017

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Engage Jordan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΄ ||| ELIC has short and long-term programs working with Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan. Want to know how you can make an impact in 2018? Direct message us to learn more! ||| #WEAREELIC #elic #elicengage

December 7, 2017

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Jianbing is one of China's most popular street breakfasts. Do you have a favorite street food? Share with us below! ||| Video: @ksambart ||| #WEAREELIC #china #elic #elicengage

December 6, 2017

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Lao Student Activities ||| Noah and Shane went on an adventure with their students the other weekend. The highlight of the day was sharing a meal up in the mountains β›° πŸ‡±πŸ‡¦ ||| Photo: @noahinlaos ||| #lao #laos #WEAREELIC #elic #elicengage

December 4, 2017

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Hmong New Year ||| β€œThere are two holidays that students often invite us to their hometowns for and those are Lao New Year and Hmong New Year. Unlike our own New Year holiday, Hmong New Year has no set date. It varies from village to village and is celebrated when they finish their harvest season. This past weekend one of my students and her family kindly welcomed me into their home to celebrate alongside them. These are times I’ll cherish forever.” ||| Photo/Caption: @danifair09 ||| #WEAREELIC #elicengage #elic #laos #hmongnewyear

November 30, 2017

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