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2015-2016 MISSION TRIPS INFO SESSIONS

October 13 INFO Session after House Mass
October 14 INFO Session after Adoration (Campus Ministry Lounge)
October 18 INFO Session St. Vincent's Chapel after 9 pm Mass
October 19-22 and 26-28 Tabling at Pryz
October 28 All application due at Campus Ministry
October 30-31 Interviews and selection

 

2015-2016 Trips

Mission Domincan Republic (Spring Break): Students serve for one week in Los Tres Brazos, East Santo Domingo where the Bernadine Franciscan Sisters have served for over 20 years. The ministries they assist with include: elementary school, adult education programs, pharmacy and medical clinic, and various other community outreach programs.   

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.

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.

Application Process

Applications are due on October 28, 2015 in Campus Ministry for both Spring Break
and Summer Break Mission Trips!


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 10 days 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 travelled to  Jamaica, Panama, Hawaii, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and 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.

Contact

Amy Rowland
Program Coordinator for Community Service
rowland@cua.edu
202-319-5575