Spring Break Mission Trip Destinations
International Mission Trips - Visit Online Applications/Registrations to apply.
Deadline to apply: December 5
Cebes-Fundahmer- El Salvador, Central America
More of an immersion experience than service, this trip will provide students with an opportunity to experience El Salvador through the work of an organization called Cebes-Fundahmer. Cebes-Fundahmer partners with communities in El Salvador to work on projects in the areas of education, human development, solidarity, and sustainability.
Jamaica, the largest English-speaking Caribbean country, is the fertile ground for numerous social volunteer activities with the poor. The Jesuits on the island have built extensively; schools, churches, and have worked with the government on numerous projects such education, housing, politics, agriculture, and relief for the poor. Students will be working on projects through the Jesuit-run parish of St. Anne's. St. Anne's serves the community as a place of solace and refuge from the hardships of violent inner-city living plagued with drugs, high crime, and neglect. St. Anne's also runs elementary, primary, and secondary schools within the community, and, most recently, a community for the aged.
Domestic Mission Trips - Visit Online Applications/Registrations to apply.
Deadline to apply: December 5.
Greek Life Mission Trip
The Greek Life Mission Trip is a great chance for students involved with SLU's Greek Life community to share a mission experience with one another. Students will work in rural Appalachia doing construction and home repair through an organization called the Appalachian Service Project.
Public Health Mission Trip
The Public Health Mission Trip provides students with an opportunity to serve with the Clifford M. Lewis, S.J., Appalachian Institute. Students will work alongside the Appalachian Institute and in collaboration with Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, WV.
Cook School of Business Service Leadership Trip
This year, the School of Business Service Leadership Certificate Program will be traveling to Hope House. Hope House was founded in 1969 by Catholic sisters, is a community and outreach center in the St. Thomas Housing Development. The New Orleans trip to Hope House offers students an intense, five-day workshop/retreat on the systemic problems of poverty: in welfare, education, the criminal justice system, health care, housing and homelessness. The group will hear the stories of those who are poor and those who work on their behalf. Through reflection and analysis, students will be challenged to see how the realities of poverty and oppression crush many for the benefit of the few.
Klagetoh, Arizona - Navajo Nation
Students will spend their spring break at St. Anne's Catholic Mission in Klagetoh, AZ, in the heart of the Navajo Nation. They will spend time meeting with local people, learning about the history of the Navajo people and discussing current issues facing the Navajo people and the government of Navajo Nation. They will also visit a number of culturally and historically significant places and take part in the ritual life of the Navajo people.
Deadline to apply for a Spring Break Mission Trip: Wednesday, December 5th
Deadline to apply for a Student Leader position: Wednesday, November 7th
"The Public Good and Human Development" (PSY 293-01), offered during the Spring 2013 Semester, is a service-learning course, integrated with service activities and participation in a Spring Break Mission Trip. The course will tackle such questions as, "Do universities and colleges have an obligation to serve the ‘public good' and help address social and civic concerns?" The trip to Philadelphia/Camden will compliment key concepts and questions that the class will explore, including: the psychology of volunteerism, cultural competency, faith and civic renewal, and development of social responsibility. Contact Bryan Sokol, email@example.com, for more information. See course flyer here.