"Exploring the world through service and study."

Juniata students are invited to join forces with peers and gain valuable practical experience through participation in service learning trips offered throughout the spring semester.

Service trips are designed to help students take full advantage of the global classroom by immersing themselves into diverse cultures. Through their service experiences, students learn about complex issues facing various domestic and international communities. In addition, they have an opportunity to provide short-term service to organizations that promote social justice in all its forms.

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Quote from a 2014 participant, "Each time I entered the worksites, every time I listened to their own stories, I felt like I become grown-up. ... I realized that I am doing the right thing when I saw their splendid smile. Even though the trip was over, but the piece of feeling that from the bottom of my heart is untouchable and indelible. ... The Urban Immersion course not only give us the real experience or offer us environment do the right thing, but also make me feel responsible for everyone and to care about everyone around you including your friends, families even though the people you never met before. ... I have chance to contribute myself to the society and give them happiness by doing the service."

2016-2017 Trips:

  • Coming soon...

Past service trips include:

2016

  • Dominican Republic
  • Bithlo, FL

2015

  • Dominican Republic
  • Chavies, KY
  • Pittsburgh, PA

2014

  • Dominican Republic Live with host families and teach English to elementary students.
  • Perryville, AR Spend a week on the Heifer Ranch discussing issues of global hunger and poverty while caring for the ranch's animals, gardens and facilities.
  • Washington, DC Volunteer with Capital Area Food Bank and N Street Village while participating in an interfaith dialogue focused on the issues of urban hunger and poverty.

2013

  • Dominican Republic Live with host families and teach English to elementary students. 
  • Apopka, FL Learn about the issues surrounding immigration reform while working and living with migrant workers and their families.
  • Buffalo, NY Stay at Harvest House and volunteer with Vive La Casa building relationships with local refugees and asylees.

2012

  • Dominican Republic Live with host families and teach English to elementary students.
  • Morgantown, WV Work with the Shack Neighborhood House and learn about rural Appalachian poverty.
  • Philadelphia, PA Volunteer with Women's Campaign International and the Bethesda Project while participating in an interfaith dialogue.

2011

  • South Dakota Experience Native American culture while serving on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
  • Turtle Island Preserve, NC Tend animals, maintain trails, and assist staff with daily operations.

2010

  • Northern Ireland Learn about the Troubles of Northern Ireland as well as serve an organization that promotes reconciliation.
  • Port Neches, TX Assist Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in relief efforts.
  • Washington, DC Learn about shocking statistics of our nation's capital while serving members of the community.

2009

  • Puerto Rico Experience Puerto Rican culture as well as serve the community of Caimito.
  • Maryland Serve at a rural homeless shelter.
  • Buffalo, NY Learn about urban issues and perform urban service projects.