Belize: International Mercy Service Trip
The International Mercy Service Trip to Belize, Central America, offers students the opportunity to experience a new culture while building a house for a needy family.
Students visit Altun Ha, an ancient Mayan cultural site, meet and visit with the Belizean Sisters of Mercy, spend time at a daycare center for children affected by HIV-AIDS and enjoy an outing to one of the Caribbean cayes. The emphasis, however, is on service, and students work daily to construct and paint a simple house for a family in need of decent shelter.
"A life changing experience" say students who have been to Belize and encountered realities that prompt new thoughts about life in the U.S. and the rest of the world.
High. Eight hours per day building a house: carrying materials, hammering and sawing, raising walls, painting, etc.
Students reside in dormitory style rooms in a modest but comfortable guest house.
Open to undergraduate and graduate students in Good Academic Standing.
May 17-24, 2015
$1,800.00. Program cost includes roundtrip airfare, local transportation, lodging and all meals.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
TBA, October 2014
WAC Student Lounge
Dr. Andrea Stapleton
Office for Mission Integration and Mercy Heritage
Office: MMC 115