Spring Break from North Carolina to Nicaragua, and Beyond

Students gear up for spring break trips that will help them strengthen their leadership skills outside of Gettysburg

Spring break does not always equate to palm trees, ocean waves, and lazy days by the beach. Several organizations on campus have planned trips that will counter the spring break stereotype and offer students the chance to strengthen their leadership skills outside of Gettysburg in a big way. This March, students will travel to locations as close as Washington, D.C. and as far away as León, Nicaragua.

CPS Immersion Projects

Shelsy Garibaldi ’14 will lead the Gulf Coast Rebuilding in New Orleans Immersion Project through theCenter for Public Service (CPS). Students will work with the Grow Dat Youth Farm, where they will learn about the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, as well as the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The group will visit exhibits at museums and will participate in an environmental swamp tour. Students will also connect with Gettysburg alumna Samantha Greenspun ‘05, who will provide an educational driving tour of the city.

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