In the Amazon
The study abroad program is designed to help students become more aware of their own cultural values in order to be more prepared to contribute positively to our global future.
The world is increasingly complex. Information and technology brings diverse people and nations into closer interaction. To be effective leaders and agents of change, students need a greater understanding of global political, social and economic issues. Programs offered that focus on global leadership provide opportunities for students to better understand our increasingly global society and the related leadership challenges and opportunities.
March 2013 (Spring Break)
Service Trip to Jamaica
Date: March 2-9, 2013; Alternative Spring Break Trip with the Religious Life Office
Destination: Camp Hope, Westmoreland, Jamaica
Total Cost: approximately $995 per person (airfare included)
Deposit: approximately $150 (via Cashier, Colonial Hall)
An exciting community service project in Jamaica in association with Ursinus College! Students will travel to the Caribbean to engage in educational activities with elementary-age children. This trip will not award academic credit, and no previous community service experience is required. Contact Michelle Matuczinski at 610-861-1509 for more information.
View the blog from the March 2011 service trip.
Habitat for Humanity
Date: March 3-9, 2013; Habitat for Humanity Alternative Spring Break Trip
Destination: lakeland, FL
Total Cost: approximately $300
Deposit: approximately $150 (non-refundable)
Students will travel by plane and work on various construction projects with Habitat for Humanity, contributing to the ongoing efforts to provide affordable housing. Open to the entire campus community. No previous community service experience is required. The trip is co-curricular and offers no academic credit. This trip is supported by the Moravian College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and USG. Contact Andrew Benson, Habitat President, at email@example.com for information.
Date: March 3-9, 2013
Destination: Sumter, SC
Total Cost: $75 per person
Deposit: $75 (non-refundable)
This is the 11th consecutive year Moravian students will travel to South Carolina to work with local families and volunteers on a Habitat for Humanity project. Participants will spend 5 days building homes in partnership with local communities to provide adequate housing for families in need of shelter. This trip is supported by the Moravian College Chapter of Habitat for Humanity and USG. Contact Andrew Benson, Habitat President, at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
InFocus Service Experience
Date: March 3-9, 2013; Sustainability Alternative Spring Break Trip
Destination: Grand Canyon, AZ
Total Cost: $300
Deposit: $150 (non-refundable)
Travel with C3 (Campus Community Connection) to the Southwest to perform service related to this year’s InFocus Theme of sustainability. Participants will travel by plane and van to the Grand Canyon where they will spend the week camping and performing environmental service activities. No prior community service is required. Prior camping and hiking experience is desired. Students should feel comfortable sleeping in tents, working outdoors in all weather and having limited access to amenities such as bathrooms and convenience stores. This trip is supported by C3 and USG. Contact Sam Blake, C3 President, at email@example.com for information.
May 2013 (May Term)
Date: May 12-25, 2013
Destination: Dominican Republic
Total Cost: approximately $1,750 (including course credit)
Deposit: $450 (non-refundable)
In May, students will travel to the Dominican Republic to work with Monte Cristi’s “Orphanage Hope of a Child.” This trip will award a ½ unit of academic credit and no previous community service experience is required. Contact Nicole Nugent, Community Service Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.”
Moravian College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation regarding physical accessibility, please contact Katie Dantsin, Director of Leadership Development, at 610-861-1498 or email@example.com.
- Moravian College Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter General Meetings
(Wednesday nights – look for the all-student e-mails)
- For local service opportunities see the Civic Engagement page.
- For study abroad opportunities see the Office of International Studies page.
- Maryland (Rocks and Susquehanna State Parks) in October 2011 to construct and install 12 water rescue stations.
- Washington DC to serve the homeless and hungry.
- South Carolina (Pickens) in March 2012 to build homes with Habitat for Humanity.
- Louisiana (Thibodaux) in March 2012 to build homes with Habitat for Humanity
- Jamaica (Westmoreland, Camp Hope) in March 2012 to construct and paint homes and to engage in educational activities with elementary-aged children. View the blog from the March 2011 trip.
- Honduras in May 2012 to work with the MAMA project assisting children by providing health and nutritional services. View the InCommon article or check out the blog from the trip.