Spring Break 2013
Providence College students were everywhere during Spring Break in March — building houses for the needy in the United States and Mexico, helping children at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic, and exploring history on a Liberal Arts Honors Program trip to France.
Through Campus Ministry, the College sent more students to serve with Habitat for Humanity than any other college or university in the United States. About 230 PC students worked in 16 locations in nine states — Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee — building houses and sheds, clearing lots, and painting.
Through the Feinstein Institute for Public Service, students traveled to the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and South Dakota. In the Dominican Republic, 13 students taught English to children in schools and orphanages and supported community health education. In Mexico, 14 students built homes for families in Tijuana. At the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, 11 students volunteered to help Lakota Nation.
Other students went to Peru to learn about its economy, to Nicaragua to explore issues of fair trade, and to Bangladesh to study the education system.