Break Description

On our break we will serve directly with refugees from all over the world and assist with their transition to self-sufficiency in a new setting. Arizona is home to one of the largest refugee populations in the country, ranging from country origins of Burma, Sudan, Iraq, Cuba, and many more. On this break we will have the opportunity to work with agencies that offer an array of services to refugees within the metro Phoenix area. We will engage in multiple different types of direct service such as moving families into their new apartments and organizing drives and warehouses for supplies. Come immerse yourself in a blend of different cultures to understand and engage in different viewpoints of life.

Note: This break is a course-based program; participants on the break must be enrolled in a once-a-week seminar-based class for the Spring 2018 semester, SCOM 318: Genocide and Refugee Advocacy. Please contact Aaron Noland at nolandax@jmu.edu if you are interested in enrolling or would like more information!

Focus on: Refugee Resettlement and Advocacy

Community: Phoenix, AZ

Leaders: Amanda Bow and Lauren Rowell

Cost: $TBD

What type of travel will this break use? Domestic Flying

What kind of break is this? Breaks for Class Credit

Departure Date: 03-03-2018

Return Date: 03-10-2018

What community partner will you be working with? Catholic Charities

Currently Offered?: No

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