The following Service Trips are planned for the 2012-2013 academic year:
Students from main campus and the NSU Student Educational Center in Tampa partnered with Feeding America Tampa Bay to sort over 12,000 pounds of donated food and supplies which produced over 10,000 meals for people and families in need throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties.
We will be traveling to Immokalee, FL located about 1.5 hours from campus, but a world away from the South Florida glitz and glamour. Partnering with the Coalition for Immokalee Workers and Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, we will be working to better the lives of the migrant farm-workers that farm Florida produce as well as to learn what life is like in the fields by building a house for a local family. This trip is being rescheduled to the Winter 2013 semester.
This trip will also be hosted in conjunction with the NSU Jacksonville SEC. We will be working with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Jacksonville. The cap for Main Campus students will be limited to 8 students.
In what has become one of our signature trips, we will be travelling to New Orleans to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a house for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Eight years after the storm, rebuilding continues. Students will have the opportunity to experience the culture, the spirit, and the life, that is NOLA.
We will be working with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to clean-up beaches along the Florida Keys as well as kayak out into the adjacent waters and remove trash from the water. We will also have time to explore the famed Duval Street in the central area of Key West.
For this trip, we will be working with L' Ecole de Choix (The School of Choice) in Mirebalais, Haiti. Students will have the opportunity to interact with the local students at the school, provide gym classes for them, as well as to work with adult learners in the evenings all while experiencing the Haitian culture.
Previous Service Trips
For information about our 2011-2012 Service Trips, click on the links below:
From Oct. 14-16, 2011, NSU students traveled to Key West to work with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary on Boca Chica Key, just outside of the Naval Air Station Key West.
From March 3-5, 2012, NSU students served their local South Florida community at a childcare center, performing outdoor maintenance to improve the play area.
From March 4-10, 2012, NSU students travelled to New Orleans to help build a house for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
From May 6-13, NSU students took a trip without comparison. They travelled to Guyana to help put together a library for students in a village outside of Georgetown, Guyana’s capital. Click here to read the blog from the Guyana trip.