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InterExchange launches Sustain Grant for young Americans in support of UN SDGs

By Mark Overmann | Vice President of External Affairs | InterExchange
Happy Global Goals Week! In support of this vital effort, InterExchange has launched our Sustain Grant, which includes full funding for select participants in our Sustainable Action Costa Rica program.
Sustainable Action Costa Rica, which will take place January 5-13, 2019, is a specialized 8-day experiential tour of Costa Rica focusing on hands-on education in social and environmental sustainability. The program will engage American students and graduates with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or “Global Goals”), the challenges that give rise to them, and the ways Costa Rican NGOs are working towards solutions.
The program is ideal for young Americans looking for a short-term experience abroad outside the normal academic semester. It’s also excellent for students interested in getting out in the field and networking with peers and NGO leaders in sustainability. The program also features active and adventure components like zip-lining and hiking a volcano, so it’ll be a lot of fun too. 
Sustainable Action Costa Rica applicants must be U.S. citizens 18 or older. Additional eligibility requirements apply for the Sustain Grant. The application deadline for both is October 17th.
Thank you for informing your networks about this fantastic program and funding opportunity in support of the Global Goals!
Compliments of InterExchange, a member of the EACCNY