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Trip Summary FLORIDA TECH 2019-2020

INSIDE Florida Panhandle Service Trip Fall Break 2019 Peru Student Enrichment Trip Spring Break 2020 Puerto Rico Service Trip Spring Break 2020

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Fall Break FLORIDA

SERVICE

TRIP


CURIOSITY & DISCOVERY

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FLORIDA SERVICE

6 students 4 females

2 males

5 freshman, 1 sophmore 1 asian, 5 caucasians

83%

ENHANCED COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 83% of the participants indicated that their college experience was significantly enhanced as a result of this trip.

5 days

ACTIVITY LIST Multi-day community service projects Florida caverns tour Florida springs snorkeling Camping & camp activities

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STUDENT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES Below are statements that students identified with as a result of their trip experience.

Survey says

I am more likely to volunteer again as a result of this trip I am more understanding of other cultures/people It provided new experiences I may have not have done before It made me more aware of other cultures/ways of life I experienced new outdoor activities and skills I feel more confident trying new experiences I felt my mental health benefitted from this experience I am more interested in learning about Florida I am better at adapting to changes and group scenarios It helped me grow as an individual

Talking to people who lived through Hurricane Michael really put meaning behind what we were doing. One thing I'm taking away from this trip is how much difference just a little bit of work can do. I definitely want to get involved with more volunteer work in the future. ...Being able to meet new people and do things I would never think of doing. I learned through the service to be very grateful for what you have! ...Camping Outside on our last night. Appreciating time away from all the stress and enjoying a night under the stars in a tent can be exactly what you need.

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STUDENT

ENRICHMENT

TRIP


OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

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PERU ENRICHMENT

7 students 4 females

3 males

3 sophomores, 3 juniors, 1 graduate 2 hispanic/latinos, 5 caucasians

67%

ENHANCED COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 67%Â of the participants indicated that their college experience was significantly enhanced as a result of this trip.

8 days

ACTIVITY LIST Cusco cultural tour Multi-day backpacking trek Machu Picchu cultural tour Mountain biking adventure Natural hot springs

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STUDENT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES Below are statements that students identified with as a result of their trip experience.

Survey says

It provided new experiences I may have not have done before I accomplished things I never thought I could before I feel more confident traveling to new locations It made me more aware of other cultures/ways of life I experienced new outdoor activities and skills I feel more willing to try new experiences I am more likely to increase the time I spend in nature I felt my mental health benefitted from this experience I am more interested in learning about new environments I am better at adapting to changes and group scenarios I care more about my environmental impact  I felt my physical health benefitted  It helped me grow as an individual

You learn so much about yourself, just how strong you are, other cultures around the world, the environment, and so much more. It is truly and educational experience you can not receive sitting in a classroom. This will definitely be an experience I remember for the rest of my life. I loved stepping out of my comfort zone, trying new things, and meeting new people. These trip experiences provide a space outside of a classroom for students to grow, appreciate nature, and bond with other students that they might not have.

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what they're saying... word cloud produced from words in the group journal & survey reviews

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LIFELONG MEMORIES

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Puerto Rico SPRING

BREAK

SERVICE

TRIP


TRANSFORMATION

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PUERTO RICO SERVICE

11 students 8 females

3 males

3 sophomores, 6 juniors, 2 seniors 2 hispanic/latinos, 1 african american, 8 caucasians

86%

ENHANCED COLLEGE EXPERIENCE 86%Â of the participants indicated that their college experience was significantly enhanced as a result of this trip.

6 days

ACTIVITY LIST Old San Juan city tour Multi-day community service projects Caving & rappelling adventure River exploration

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STUDENT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES Below are statements that students identified with as a result of their trip experience.

Survey says

I am more likely to volunteer again as a result of this trip It provided new experiences I may have not have done before I accomplished things I never thought I could before I feel more confident traveling to new locations It made me more aware of other cultures/ways of life I experienced new outdoor activities and skills I feel more willing to try new experiences I am more likely to increase the time I spend in nature I felt my mental health benefitted from this experience I am more grateful and aware of my privileges at home I am better at adapting to changes and group scenarios I care more about my environmental impact  It helped me grow as an individual

I had an incredible time giving back to the community and fully embracing a different way of living. This experience allowed me to learn about a different culture outside of the distractions of phones and tourism. I loved spending the week with people I had never talked to before and watching them become some of my new best friends. The most rewarding part of the trip was seeing the progress we made while working on the farm. It was incredible to know that we did as much work in two days as the family could have done in one month by themselves.

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what they're saying... word cloud produced from words in the group journal & survey reviews

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CULTURAL AWARENESS

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THE BENEFITS OF

STUDENT TRAVEL GROWTH 75%

of U.S. teachers believe that when students travel, there is a positive impact on the student’s personal development.

AWARENESS 52% of students reported having increased tolerance and acceptance of other cultures and ethnicities as a result of traveling

CURIOSITY

55% RESILIENCE Almost half of the students returning from trips expressed an increased ability to go beyond their comfort limits and adapt to new situations

CAREER DEVELOPMENTÂ 42% of students indicated that their travel experiences increased their attractiveness to job recruiters.

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of students displayed an increased curiosity about their surroundings and had a desire to learn and explore more.

EXPAND HORIZONS

Age of Dalanee Hester when traveling abroad and describing it like "stepping out of the small bubble I live in..."


TRIP RESOURCES We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything. -Jonah Lehrer

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