International Service Trips

Many of your students are profoundly civic- and service-minded, and that is a wonderful quality to have in this generation.  They want to help others who are less fortunate, and for many of them they find that in giving to others, they get back tenfold.

One of the most incredible service experiences comes from our international service trips.  These are typically held over winter break and involve going to a vastly different part of the world to serve others.  I have not gone myself, but I hear from those who have that it is a lifechanging experience.  Jarring, scary, exhilarating, mind-expanding, unforgettable.  For students who are willing to take on that kind of adventure, this can be a game changer.

Here is some information from the Volunteer Service Corps.  Applications are due very soon, so if your student is interested  urge him or her to begin the application process quickly.


Vietnam Service Trip
Interested in serving internationally over your Winter Break? How about working with children and constructing a house in the rice patties of tropical Vietnam? 

Or volunteering with the famed Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity in the culturally rich Kolkata, India?

Apply to VSC’s Winter International Service Trips!

Info session Thursday March 21st at 7 pm in Pugh.

Applications due Monday March 25th by midnight to Marianne Magjuka (

International Service Trip Applications to India & Vietnam Due Monday 25th! 

India: Volunteers stay at a local hotel and volunteer daily at various homes that are run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. Additional excursions around Kolkata and a two-day trip to visit the Taj Mahal are included in the trip fee. 

Vietnam:Volunteers work on the construction of a school and other educational initiatives in a small village outside of Rach Gia, Vietnam.  Additional excursions in the village, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phu Quoc Island are included in the trip fee 

Dates of the trip are approximately December 27, 2013-January 10, 2014.

Students must also be able to commit to meeting once a week with their fellow participants throughout the entire Fall 2013 semester. 

Cost: $3500 (fundraising and other financial assistance is available)

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