Spend your spring break helping others
Each year during the designated spring break session, Findlay students, accompanied by faculty and staff, participate in an “alternative spring break” program designed to provide them with the opportunity to meet local, state, or national community needs through service. Past experiences have provided students the opportunity to work with youth and elders in community centers in major cities and to participate in Habitat for Humanity building projects across the country. Students participate in these co-curricular service-learning experiences by investigating the social issues they address and the communities they serve as well as by reflecting on their service experiences through written reflection, group dialogues, and group activities.
"Many of our students come from rural areas without a lot of cultural diversity. This weeklong program offers them the opportunity to combat any stereotypes they may have about urban life or impoverished areas. It's important to have concentrated time away from campus to do this work and have meaningful reflection on our experiences."
Intercultural Student Service Alternative Spring Break
The ISS office focuses on providing exposure to many different cultures during their alternative spring break. Students on this trip:
- Assist the Diversity Center of Cleveland, Ohio, with a high school and middle school conferences on diversity
- Work with refugees through a partnership with Building Hope in the City
- Eat at culturally diverse restaurants
- Tour museums, including the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
- Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and discuss the roots of rock and roll in African American culture