Spring Break Mission Trips
Offered during Spring Break each year, Mission Trips are opportunities to participate in service, immersion, and community-building throughout the U.S. and select international sites. Past trips have included a wide variety of sites, from El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Navajo Nation to service-learning trips to Appalachia and North St. Louis. Through these trip experiences, students encounter both social factors that contribute to poverty and public conflicts as well as opportunities to respond to calls for service and solidarity.
Mission Trips may be designed to include any of the following examples, depending on the site and the Group Moderator's desired themes, topics, and activities:
- be a part of a service-learning course that connects a trip's on-site experiences to course learning outcomes;
- have a strong immersion focus that emphasizes engaging local non-profits, governmental leaders, historical & cultural sites, etc.;
- examine specific social justice topics unique to the Mission Trip destination;
- have a strong service focus that emphasizes completing or participating in an on-site service project (e.g., upkeep, outreach, or building projects);
- have a strong reflection and faith-sharing purpose that is a part of service and/or immersion activities;
- have a strong reflection an social analysis focus that is a part of group experiences while on site.
If you have a trip idea, or would like to learn more about Mission Trip opportunities, contact John Burke, Campus Minister for Faith and Justice, at email@example.com or (314) 977-1532.
Click here to learn more about Mission Trip opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year .