Providing scholarships for participants in the Geotourism Club is the primary charitable activity of the Geotourism programs.  The dual purpose of the club then is 1) Participants receive Excellent experiential training and 2) Geotourism programs around the world can identify lots of talented program graduates to help them with their local programs.

Local Routes Foundation International works tirelessly to develop scholarship for participants in this program. Participants create a valued service for their community and take an active role in developing their local economy, as opposed to simply “accepting charity”. Creative Industry skills gained in the program are immediately useful in the job market.

Requirements for Participation

  • 18+ Years of Age
  • Legal Residing inYour Home Country
  • 1 Valid Government Identification
  • 2 Other forms if identification (bills in your name, letters of reference)
  • Desktop Computer Access
  • Android Phone Access (Android 5.11+)
  • Internet Access for Desktop and Mobile
  • Participation Agreement

Program Modules

  • GeoSpeak – Notice, describe, and document elements of Arts, Culture, Heritage and Nature while learning desktop tools.
  • GeoSurvey – Discovering and Documenting unique features of the local area.
  • GeoArt – Working with digital photography and design tools to create works of art and culture.
  • GeoTourism – Collaboration with local stakeholders to develop the community economy.

Program Objectives

  • Online Museum – Multimedia collection of photos and writing about local arts, culture, heritage, and nature.
  • Art Cards – Works of art, printed and avaialable for sale to tourists.
  • Treasure Room – A room in the local area where tourists and residents alike can explore local treasures or arts and culture.
  • Geotourism Map Guide – Online map to local destinations of Arts, Culture, and Heritage
  • Local Map – A printed map featuring the most important local destinations from the online map.
  • Partner Network – Local partners that provide ongoing support for the new Geotourism Program

Tools and Platforms Used

  • Chrome Browser
  • Chrome Browser Extensions and Application
  • G Suite from Google
  • Wikipedia, Wikipedia Simple English, Wikimedia Projects
  • OpenStreetMap
  • Geotourism Platform from Local Routes Foundation

Program Cost

Program costs are calculated based on a full scholarship for a “Program Package” for an individual participant.

Updated 2/24/2017 – Costs per country / per  month:

  • Indonesia: IDR 7,000,000.00/month ($500/month)
  • Philippines: PHP 25,000/month ($500/month)
  • India: INR 35,000/month ($500/month)

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