SCORE travels to the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. On Eleuthera, groups stay in the town of James Cistern, which is just minutes away from Governor’s Harbor. Governor’s Harbor (GHB) is the preferred location for groups to fly into. With approval from SCORE, groups can also fly into North Eleuthera (ELH) which is about an hour and a half north of James Cistern. Eleuthera is only 200 miles off the coast of Miami, Florida.


Music, dance, and art all play vital roles in the lives of Bahamian people. English is the national language, although the dialects can vary from island to island. Average temperature is 80 degrees year round. The island of Eleuthera is only 110 miles long and a mere two miles wide. Eleuthera is known for its colonial villages, pink sand beaches, and pineapple fields. The population of Eleuthera is just under 10,000 people.


Passports are now REQUIRED for all U.S. citizens traveling to the Bahamas. You need to apply at your local post office to obtain a passport. The cost is about $120 and it is good for 10 years. Before the trip you will need to make a photocopy of your passport and carry it with you in a different suitcase in case you lose your passport. Passports should be valid at least 90 days after the date of travel.