Spring Immersion Trips
The Spring Immersion Trip is a week long trip where students are immersed into a new culture, group of people, and experience. Trips include direct service with local agencies, learning about a specific social issue, social time in the destination city, and time to hang out with other students.
|Service||Volunteer with local community agencies in the destintation city|
|Education||Learn more about the social issue, explore the city, and have fun!|
|Fellowship||Spend time with other Missouri State University students, explore the city, and have relaxing social time structured each day.|
|Reflection||Each day will consist of time to reflect on your experience, share your thoughts with others and talk about the social issues.|
|Public Affairs||Learn more about cultural competence, community engagement, and ethical leadership and how that applies to you as a student.|
Child Welfare - Dallas, TX
The mental, physical, and social health of our youth is a major issue affecting many children. Come to Dallas and work with various organizations that are promoting health in our nation’s children and working with local schools to encourage healthy habits.
Urban Development & Renewal - New Orleans, LA
To maintain and keep cities vibrant and promote healthy lifestyles urban development and renewal is a key issue that includes negative consequences such as gentrification. Service will include restoring areas, park development, and urban beautification.
Poverty/Education/Health - Indianapolis, IN
Poverty, Education, and Health are big issues in many cities around the US. In Indianapolis, the Global Peace Initiatives and the Center for Agriculture and Sustainable Living are working on producing healthy soil and ultra-nutritious micro greens. The trip will also focus on poverty and education in Indianapolis.
Hunger & Homelessness - Chicago, IL
Hunger & Homelessness is one of the largest social issues in the world affecting individuals from all cultures. Service will include volunteering with homeless shelters, food donation centers, and with other agencies that support the homeless.
*Sponsored by International Programs*
Information About Outdoor Adventures - Estes Park, CO
***Bear Breaks and Campus Recreation need to reschedule our Colorado Outdoor Adventures Immersion Trip. Due to community needs, we feel it would be best to postpone the trip to early summer following graduation. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this does not discourage anyone from applying to our other four trips: Chicago, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and Dallas. Please contact Amanda Gabbard (email@example.com) with any questions.***
If you have any questions, please contact:
Walter Orr, Co-President of Bear Breaks
Aubrey Snedeker, Co-President of Bear Breaks
Amanda Gabbard, Graduate Assistant for Leadership & Volunteerism