Haiti

Children Running in Haiti

This cross-cultural experience will have interaction with two different organizations while in Haiti: Mission Possible and the Mennonite Central Committee. The group will explore and learn about this third-world country through experiences with these non-government organizations. These organizations will show what is being done to meet physical, spiritual, emotional, educational and social needs of the Haitian people.

Scattered throughout the experience will be: service projects, village and city drives/walks, classroom observation (both vocational and grade-school), student/teacher/administrative/cook interaction, traditional Haitian cuisine and Haitian worship services.

This experience would cater (but is not limited) to students majoring in dietetics/nutrition, education, social work and youth ministry.

Mission Possible is a Christ-centered interdenominational organization that focuses efforts through leadership development educational programs. It provides a Christian education and nutritious lunch to 2,700 students attending 8 different schools. A vocational school at their main location also provides training in nursing and education. The group will stay in camp/dormitory-style housing.

Mennonite central committee: With a primary location in Port-au-Prince, this organization is involved in reforestation and other projects in Desarmes. While staying at guest houses at each location, MCC provides both an urban and rural experience of the Haitian culture.

DATES AND COSTS
Dates: May 12-30, 2015
Program Fee: $1,500
Leader: Brittany Roth
9 students
Passport Required - valid for 6 months beyond return travel date
Vaccinations may be required

Contact
Elaine Suderman, Asst. Director of Cross-cultural Programs
Cross-cultural Program Office
College Hall second floor
sudermane@bluffton.edu
419-358-3360