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.
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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 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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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 ET&A.
In addition to teaching the group will spend 2 days on Safari and will explore the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National park.
Glavin Office of Multicultural and International Education offers a number of
semester and academic year-long study abroad programs that feature service