Spring Breakouts

During Spring Break, you can spend your time learning about a different part of the country, meeting new people, sharing about yourself and helping others. Spring BreakOuts are a great way to get off campus for a short time and do something that can truly enhance your college experience and your life.

These trips will fill on a first come-first serve basis. If a trip is full, you can still apply and be put on a waiting list. Registration will close on January 20, unless there is still space on a trip. 

The cost of the trip covers transportation, lodging, and most food. Plan on bringing some spending money for snacks and other needs along the way. Some funds have been set aside for partial scholarships based on need (contact Mary Niebler for scholarship requests). Full payment for BreakOut trip is due February 13. If payment is not received by then, your space on the trip will be given to the next person on the waiting list.  Refunds will not be provided to anyone who drops out after February 13.

If you would like more information about any of the trips below, contact Mary Niebler at 937-229-2012 or e-mail her mniebler1@udayton.edu

The Ozanam Center for Service Learning, St Vincent dePaul

Cincinnati, OH

March 5-8, 2015


The Ozanam Center for Service Learning offers immersion experiences that connect people from diverse backgrounds, engage participants in poverty and justice issues in Cincinnati, and grow a commitment to long-term service and community engagement. Some of the engagement activities include: home visits with St. Vincent de Paul members, preparing and sharing a meal with residents of the West End or Over-the-Rhine, participating in a hip-hop dance class, a neighborhood photo-scavenger hunt, group reflection and prayer, volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul or one of their many partner agencies.


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Hubbard House and Catholic Urban Programs

East St. Louis, IL

March 5-8, 2015

Cost: $150

This immersion into East St Louis works in conjunction with the Hubbard House, Catholic Urban Programs, and Marianist brothers. Students will stay at the Hubbard House, and learn about social issues and life in East St Louis. Students will be able to grow relationships with others through a variety of hands on service as well. Placements may include: helping at a day care, working with senior citizens, helping in a soup kitchen, tutoring adults and children, and working at a homeless shelter. The variety of jobs to be done and of people to meet provides a great inner-city experience.


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Erie L'Arche Community

Erie, PA

March 5-8, 2015

Cost: $150

This BreakOut will allow students to experience the unique and life-giving community found in L’Arche (French for “the Ark”). L’Arche is made up of communities of people with and without developmental challenges, sharing everyday life together. Their mission is “to make known the gifts of people with developmental disabilities, revealed through mutually transforming relationships; to foster and environment in community that responds to the changing needs of their members.” Students on this BreakOut will assist and share in this mission as a part of the community for a weekend.


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Appalachia Immersion/UDSAP House

Salyersville, KY

March 5-8, 2015

Cost: $100

In this rural Appalachian experience, UD students will get a glimpse into the UD Summer Appalachia Program (UDSAP) by visiting the local residents and learning of their rich culture, while building relationships in Salyersville, KY. This small Appalachian community welcomes UD students each year and has a great willingness to share its culture. Kentucky BreakOut’ers will likely find some time to go hiking through the mountains or time to relax in the beauty of Appalachia.


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