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Meals will be provided for all participants outside of any stops on the way to their site and on the way home. Meals are either provided through our housing site or are cooked by our students.
Locations change each year for all of our trips outside of Alternative Summer Break. Our international winter break rotates yearly between Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico. The rest of the trips travel within a 15-hour radius of campus.
For all domestic trips, we use charter busses from a local bus company. These buses stay with us for the duration of our trip to transport us to and from our housing site and our service site. International travel departs from the Chicago/O'Hare airport. Travel in-country is provided by our community partner and is usually vans.
Students stay in a variety of places including hostels, churches, community centers, and retreat centers. We try and keep costs low by choosing low-cost housing options. Participants will know where they will be staying and what items they need to bring with them well before departure.