No Barriers Travel Opportunities

As many families know, ICE is in the third year of a four-year partnership with No Barriers, a non-profit organization out of Fort Collins, CO. No Barriers is offering two exciting open enrollment expeditions in July 2017 and is accepting applications from any students within the age ranges.

These open enrollment expeditions are in addition to the Costa Rica trip that No Barriers offers exclusively to ICE 10th and 11th grade students. There are 10 full scholarships available for the ICE Costa Rica trip. Sign ups for that trip are going on now - please contact Juliana Garofalo at for more information. If you are interested in other No Barriers opportunities this summer, please check out the following:

Leading the Way: Grand Canyon Sound Academy: July 14-25, 2017 - Grand Canyon

Cost:  $510 + travel to Phoenix, AZ.  Due to generous funding (a $3,300 scholarship for each accepted student) from the National Park Service's Natural Sound & Night Skies Division (NSNSD), this program has been significantly reduced from its original price.

Eligible Students: Blind, Visually Impaired and Sighted, Ages 15-19

Early Application Deadline: December 12, 2016 - (Preference is given to those who apply by the early deadline):

Final Application Deadline: January 13, 2017

Leading the Way: Peru: July 16-26, 2017 - Peru

Cost:  $4,795 + travel to Miami, FL (price includes round trip airfare from Miami to Lima, Peru and round trip airfare from Lima, Peru to Cusco, Peru). 

This is a unique program as there is no other student international program for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, and typically hearing including an exchange with the deaf Peruvian community. This program includes a multi-day high altitude trek and visit to Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Eligible Students: Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Typically Hearing, Ages 14-21

Application Deadline: December 5, 2016

Please contact for more information on any of these programs.