Looking to make a difference during spring break?

Looking to make a difference during spring break?

Check out these locations for spring break service-learning trips around the country.

We don't call them "mission" trips, but we have something similar.

Each spring break, Calvin's Service-Learning Center offers more than 10 service-learning trips that allow students to travel across the country and serve others in need. But this is only half of the goal for the trip. The other half—the learning and growing—you do as you explore new places and get to know the people you are serving.

From disaster relief to urban ministry to environmental work to community building, there's a trip for you. Each group travels together with a student leader, a staff mentor and up to 40 students. Together, you'll laugh, learn, serve and grow in ways unimagined. Chances are, you'll come back a different person.

VERGE: spring 2013

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First-Year Experience
  • How you spend your time in college is probably going to look a little different from how you spent it in high school (goodbye study hall!) Check out these schedules from real freshmen to get a feel for how your day might look at Calvin.

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    McKean, Pennsylvania
  • We'd like to introduce to some pretty cool people. They're doing some pretty great things, both at Calvin and beyond.

    Professor Debra Bossenbroek & Suzan Couzens, nursing Professor Debra Bossenbroek & Suzan Couzens, nursing »
  • When you choose Calvin, you choose Grand Rapids, too. Thankfully, GR is the kind of place you won't mind spending four years, with more new restaurants, shops and events opening all the time!

    There's 4 Years of PLAY Here There's 4 Years of FUN Here