Alternative Spring Break; March 11-16, 2018

Guatemala (INTERNATIONAL) – Coffee Farming, Youth, Construction, artisan work; De La Gente, Guatemala

This trip gives students the opportunity to do service while experiencing the culture of Guatemala. Working with De La Gente, students will participate in service activities that include volunteering with a local youth organization, agricultural work side by side with local coffee farmers, construction projects, and make an artisan project to bring home. Because this trip requires a flight, your fundraising requirements are higher than the domestic trips. Housing will be in the De La Gente guest house with bunk beds, air conditioned rooms, and meals. Additional cost (one meal not provided on excursion day) All Inclusive Cost - $1500 (Trip is open to 25 people)

IsleGO Missions, Jamaica- Medical Mission; Steer Town, Jamaica

This trip gives students the opportunity to do service while experiencing the culture of Jamaica. Working with IsleGo Missions, students will participate in service activities that include running a general medical clinic in a local community center, distributing food in Jamaican villages, playing with children, and touring a local hospital. Because this trip requires a flight, your fundraising requirements are higher than the domestic trips. Housing will be in a rental home provided by our partner, all meals are included except for on free day. All Inclusive Cost - $1450 (Trip is open to 25 people)

South Carolina – Animal Welfare; Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Waterloo, South Carolina:

Paws Animal Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. (PAWS) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization focusing on wildlife education, rescue and rehabilitation. They operate out of South Carolina and carry rehabilitation permits from the state and federal government, as well as USDA and USFWS permits for legal public display of resident animals in wildlife education programsTheir mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release orphaned or injured wildlife, and to provide educational live-animal presentations that promote peaceful coexistence with native North American wildlife. Their hope is that the site can serve as an information resource for members of the public everywhere.  Students will be helping with day to day tasks at the sanctuary such as cleaning and caring for the residential animals, along with other tasks the sanctuary may need.  Housing will be in a local rental home. Cost - $450 (Trip open to 10 people)

West Virginia - Environment; Kanawha State Forest, West Virginia

Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha State Forest is in close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley and is a recreational haven.  The 9,300-acre forest is noted among naturalists for its diverse wildflower and bird populations. Rich cove forest sites provide nesting habitat for 19 species of wood warblers, a feature which draws birders from as far away as Canada.  Students will be assisting with day to day tasks as well as other large-scale projects around the campgrounds. Housing will be in a nearby rental home. Cost - $450 (Trip is open to 10 people)

New Mexico- Children; Albuquerque Children’s Home, Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque Christian Children’s Home, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing the very best physical, psychological, and spiritual care for school-aged children who have been neglected, abused, or in need of supervision. They care for these children without regard for their race, religion, culture, national origin, financial status, or social status. Their long-term residential care is provided through a family setting centered around Christian love, example, and teaching. They strive to instill individual worth in each child while preparing them for responsible adulthood. Where possible, they work to reunite each child with his/her family. Housing will be in a nearby rental home. Cost- $800- (Trip open to 10 people)

 

Alternative Summer Break

Alternative Summer Break

Alternative Summer Break

Alternative Summer Break

Contact

Center for Community Engagement

Indiana State University
Tirey Hall 136A
Terre Haute, Indiana 47809

Phone: (812) 237-2334
Fax: (812) 237-2525
sarah.williams@indstate.edu

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