Service in Action Trips
The Center for Service & Sustainability, in conjunction with the Office of International Education, organizes service trips throughout the year that take groups of students to different communities to learn and volunteer. In the past, we have organized trips to four different continents and over eight different countries, as well as domestic service trips throughout the United States. Some of our previous trip destinations include Entebbe, Uganda; Charesca, Nicaragua; Bagamoyo, Tanzania; Monroe, North Carolina; and Apopka, Florida. While on these trips students perform direct service in response to community needs and learn about issues such as hunger, homelessness, access to healthcare, education systems and poverty as they relate to the community they are visiting.
Nicaragua Service Trip - approx March 10-18, 2018 - $2,500*
Students will work together with The Friends of New England International, building housing and other energy efficient infrastructure in a rural community in Chacraseca, Nicaragua. The group stays within the community where the work will be done, sleeping in a large tent and eating meals prepared by local cooks.
Uganda Service Trip - approx May 14-June 3, 2018 - $2,600*
Students will volunteer at an organization called Malayaka House, which is home to 40 children and 5 "Aunties" who care for the children. The group will stay at a guest house next door to Malayaka House, and will spend their time playing with the children, helping the Aunties with daily chores, helping with homework, working at their farm, and more.
Info session: Tuesday, November 8th, 8:30pm in CCM 223
*trip, dates, and fees are all pending full approval and may change.
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