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Every person who goes on a Bear Breaks immersion trip is a Missouri State student, faculty, or staff member. Typically, 10 participants with 2 student trip leaders, and 2 Faculty/Staff Advisors. All participants and trip leaders apply at various times during the year due to high demand.

Participants will engage in direct service, learn about different cultures, and discuss social issues and active citizenship. Upon their return from the trip, groups will look to address social issues in their own communities.

These experiences are also available for service-learning course credit. If you are interested in earning academic credit during your immersion trip, we encourage you to attend our informational meeting.

Spring Break 2023

Trip Dates: March 12 - March 18

Apply for Spring Break Immersion 2023

Location Description Cost
Dallas, TX Focus on Youth and Education | Our trip to Dallas is a great opportunity to learn about the impact of poverty and gentrification, and specifically how these issues can impact a child's education. Past participants have worked with Vogel Alcove, a preschool for homeless children, and the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in West Dallas. $300
Chicago, IL Focus on Hunger and Homelessness | This trip to Chicago will challenge you to examine your preconceived notions about homelessness and hunger. While working alongside local agencies, you will learn more about the various circumstances that might cause an individual to lose housing or become food insecure $300