What We Do
So, what’s the program like?
For two weeks, Back to Roots participants aged 18-24 engage in meetings, excursions, and lectures to learn about Lebanon’s rich historical, social, and political landscape.
BTR lectures spotlight important foundations of knowledge on Lebanon, like history, economy, government structure, and social issues. Meetings with local non-governmental organizations, activists, and students allow participants to learn about the major issues of importance in Lebanon first-hand. BTR participants take excursions to see some of Lebanon’s most beautiful touristic sites, as well as its best hidden treasures.
The planned activities are aimed at providing a holistic, multifaceted view of Lebanon. We know we only have two short weeks to show what this beautiful country has to offer, but we try to make them as informative as possible while sparking a hunger in participants to learn more.
BTR staff members remain with participants full time as their guides to Lebanon. Throughout the trip, our staff stays in daily contact with the BTR team in North America and is always available to speak to participants’ families if need be.
For two weeks, Back to Roots participants aged 18-24 engage in meetings, excursions, and lectures to learn about Lebanon’s rich historical, social, and political landscape — all for free, outside of air fare.