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2013-2014 MISSION TRIPS INFO SESSIONS

October 2  INFO Session Campus Ministry Lounge

October 8 INFO Session after House Mass

October 12-13  INFO Session St. Vincent's Chapel after all Liturgies

October 14-18 and 21-25 and 28-29  Tabling at Pryz

October 30  All application due at Campus Ministry

October 30-31  Interview Sign ups at Campus Ministry

2013-2014 Trips

Mission Belize (Summer): Students serve the community of Punta Gorda, Belize by working on projects such as building churches and helping in the various schools of the community.

Mission Costa Rica (Spring Break): Students serve by working with the underserved people in Alajuela, Costa Rica a suburb of San Jose.  They minister to the children and families of the surrounding community.

Mission Jamaica (Spring Break & Summer): Students spend one week during spring break and ten days during the summer working at various ministry sites:  tutoring needy children, caring  for abandoned elderly and HIV/AIDS patients in Kingston, Jamaica.

Application Process

Applications and due dates to be annouced Fall 2013.

Frequently Asked Questions (Requirements, Expenses, Deadlines, etc.)

Information Sheet & Application


Mission Statement

In fidelity to the gospel call to love others as Christ loves us, the goal of our CUA mission trips is to share in and learn from the lived experience of our brothers and sisters around the world.

By sharing in the faith, work, and culture of those who welcome us, this experience becomes a life-changing moment in the participants' spiritual, educational, and mental formation.

This experience challenges participants to integrate the values of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church into their lives and to encourage change in the lives of those around them.

 

History

Every year approximately 65 CUA students spend their spring break or two weeks during their summer break to volunteer in cities across the country and world. Through these various service opportunities, the students have the privilege to meet, serve, and be welcomed by the poorest of the poor. Hearts are changed, eyes are opened, and the desire to serve is ignited.

The first mission trip began in the summer of 2001, when a group of students went to Guatemala to help in the local schools and farms. Since then, trips have included Mission Jamaica, Mission Panama, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii, Mission Belize, Mission Honduras, and Mission Tanzania.

Students apply and are selected to serve on the various Mission trips offered by the Campus Ministry Office. In addition, students can volunteer through Habitat for Humanity's Alternative Spring Break opportunties. For more information about these trips, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.