Spend spring break, winter break, or May participating in a variety of volunteer opportunities while exploring a new country and culture for 8-17 days. This is your chance to travel and assist others!
In order to participate, students must be enrolled in Superior Edge. The programs do not provide academic credit--rather, they offer motivated students a chance to spend the holidays having fun and helping others. Volunteer Abroad Program Application
Thailand and Cambodia
Tentative Dates: Dec. 13-29, 2015
Approximate Cost: $4,200
Experience the lands of Thailand and Cambodia where you will swim with elephants, trek through the jungle, explore ancient temples, relax on the beaches of Koh Sumui Island, and ultimately change a community forever! By combining diverse cultural experiences with the opportunity to build and repair homes for families, your travels will leave a long-lasting impact on the community of Siam Reap, Cambodia. Join us on this professionally guided tour of Thailand and Cambodia and immerse yourself in new experiences, cultures, and the opportunity to help others in need! An interest meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. You only need to attend one interest meeting and all of the interest meetings are held in The Back Room, UC. For more information, contact Rachel Harris. To check out photos from the Dec. 2013/Jan. 2014 project, click here.
Ireland - May 2016
While staying with Irish families in Dublin, you will get to learn about their rich Irish culture as well as volunteer in a Montessori, a senior center, or with troubled youth. You will spend a day in County Wicklow (the "Garden of Ireland"). You will then head north to visit the Titanic exhibit, tour Belfast, and explore the walled city of Derry. On your way to the small remote village of Glencolmcille, you will get to explore famous sites like Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway, and Dunluce Castle. While in Glencolmcille, you will volunteer at the Glen Folk Village. Interest meetings will be held on Wed., Oct. 14, at 6 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 23, at Noon; Wed., Nov. 4, at 4 p.m.; and on Wed., Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. You only need to attend one interest meeting and all of the interest meetings are held in The Back Room, UC. Contact Cara Kamps for more info.