Travel Opportunities

Community Service Trips: Asheville/Cherokee, N.C., Jamaica

During fall and winter breaks, Community Service students travel to Asheville and Cherokee, N.C., where they work in a homeless shelter and with a family and children services agency. For spring break, they travel to Jamaica to work with abused children, a squatter's community, and the elderly.

"It can be tough," acknowledges Joli Anderson, Baylor's Community Service Director. "In Jamaica, the students push themselves emotionally, mentally, and physically. Through community service, students learn first hand about sociology, political science, economics, history, geography, and psychology. We do a lot of reflection and share conversations that build on what they have learned in the classroom. They've read about the Trail of Tears, but then they meet Cherokee people on the Asheville trip and hear a Native American's perspective on our country's history. That experience brings humanity to the pages of their textbook."

COMMUNITY SERVICE TRIPS

"It can be tough, in Jamaica, the students push themselves emotionally, mentally, and physically. Through community service, students learn first hand about sociology, political science, economics, history, geography, and psychology."

Joli Anderson
Baylor's Community Service Assistant Director

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