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Service Abroad

Babson community members make an impact by spending summer, winter, and spring breaks making a difference in the lives of others.​​

Habitat for Humanity

​Gulf ​Coast 

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.

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El Salvador​

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 prog​rams 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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New Orleans​

The Gulf coast trip over spring break will coordinate with Prof. Winrich’s Natural Disasters course to look at the area ten 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. All students are welcome on the trip; those students who also take the class will be able to use their experiences on the trip to fulfil some course requirements.

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In partnership with the Teach India Foundation & the Deshpande foundation, students will travel to Bangalore and Hubli (Hubballi) to teach students in India.

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Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy (BELA)


In March 2012, an undergraduate Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) team worked with Focus on Tanzanian Communities and the Harriman Family - advocates for Karatu,  TZ and organizers of Mikaela's Room at the Ganako School - to determine opportunities to develop a Tanzania Entrepreneurship Center. In that time, the Babson MCFE team delivered BELA to students of the Ganako School.  In March 2014, a team of undergraduate and graduate students travelled to Karatu to continue their work, inviting and working with students from four schools in the region.

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Community ​Service Abroad​

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.​​​​​​​​​​


 View Photos from Past Service Trips