Advice Project Media leads youth media, writing, and travel programs in Gosier, Guadeloupe, a beautiful island in the French Caribbean. Focusing on gender and environmental issues, students also study pre-Columbian peoples, slavery, and colonization, and they head deep into rainforests to see in situ Arawak petroglyphs and the ruins of sugar plantations. During our trips we also learn about conservation in the rainforest and along coastal regions and coral reefs, and we have the opportunity to snorkel at the world-famous Jacques Cousteau Underwater Reserve, hike up rivers to waterfalls, and kayak through mangrove forests. Students also have opportunities to learn gwo'ka, a rich Guadeloupean musical style of drumming and dancing heard across the island, and they participate in writing workshops and video-making labs in order to craft rich stories about gender and the environment.
Advice Project Media is currently making our first educational video series in Guadeloupe with the support of sponsors such as the Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board, JetBlue, and Arawak Hotel and Resort.