Babson community members make an impact by spending summer, winter, and spring breaks making a difference in the lives of others.
Habitat for Humanity
During winter break of every year, students, staff, and faculty travel to domestic locations to help displaced families in need of affordable housing. Babson community members spend a week alongside the partner Habitat for Humanity hosts building family homes from the ground up. Over the last several years, the focus has been mainly on Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief work in Louisiana and Mississippi. Last year the destination was Vero Beach, Florida.
Since 2007, every spring and summer Babson faculty, staff, and students participate in Habitat for Humanity International trips to El Salvador. Babson volunteers have built homes in the cities of Santa Ana, San Salvador, and La Paz. Most recently Babson has started an entrepreneurship program in a small village in Ahuachapan, where volunteers teach entrepreneurial leadership skills. Both programs are week long immersion trips where volunteers will learn about the community and culture and participate in building homes and teaching entrepreneurship.
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The Gulf coast trip over spring break will coordinate with Prof. Winrich’s 2 credit Rebuilding from Disasters course to look at the area 11 years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. While we are in and around New Orleans, we will study the changes made in rebuilding after Katrina and how those changes make the area more resilient to hurricanes.
Class schedule: Mondays 2/6,2/13, 3/6, 3/13, and 4/3 from 7-9PM
Travel to New Orleans March 18-25th
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Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA)
As part of Babson's mission to educate entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere, each January a Babson team of volunteers, including students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends, travels to the Ganako School in Karatu, Tanzania to teach the BELA program. This one-week, intensive programs, works with approximately 100 high school students, teaching them the basics of
In addition to teaching the group will spend 2 days on Safari and will explore the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National park.
The Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education offers a number of semester and academic year-long study abroad programs that feature service learning opportunities.