A number of students will be traveling to a variety of international destinations with the Tri-S program this Christmas break. Whether they will be learning about different cultures, serving communities in need or spreading God’s Word, all participating students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in new cultures. All winter term trips will depart on Dec. 27 and return on Jan. 7.
Students traveling to Greece will enjoy a cultural immersion trip to famous Greek sites such as the Acropolis, the Forum and the Panathenaic Stadium. Students will also take a one-day cruise around the Grecian islands of Poros, Aegina and Hydra, and visit some of the most famous archeological sites in Grecian history. The trip will be led by Aurora Doster, director of Tri-S and study abroad, with her husband, Brent.
Those traveling to the Dominican Republic will be given the opportunity to participate in construction and painting projects in the Santiago or Santo Domingo regions while experiencing fellowship with those of the Dominican Republic and enjoying the natural beauty of the Dominican Republic mountainside. The Dominican Republic trip will be led by Tami Miller and Julie Ambrosetti.
The trip to London will feature sight-seeing at some of the most famous British museums such as the National Gallery and Tate Modern. Students will also tour Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral and other religious sites, as well as take a trip to Windsor Castle and the Thames River. The cultural excursion will be led by Director of Financial Services Gayla Roberts and Maggie Platt, resident director of Martin Hall.
Students participating in the service trip to Oklahoma will continue working on a construction and remodeling project for a Native American church while immersing themselves in the Native American culture. Students will have the opportunity to interact and worship with those at Brown Indian Baptist Church while helping them improve their church building. The trip will be led by Ed Breeden, who has led the trip for a number of years, along with Jennifer Myhre, who coaches AU women’s soccer.
Students going to Peru will serve with Go International Ministries in Peru’s capital, Lima, by participating in work projects and assisting with a VBS. The trip will offer students many chances to share God’s love by interacting and engaging in fellowship with local congregations. The Peru trip will be led by Spanish Professor Rosy Felix and her husband, Daniel Jester.
The trip to Jamaica will focus on service, which will likely involve volunteering at a work camp experience in the Garden Grove area. Students will also worship with the local congregation and immerse themselves in the stunning mountain, forest and coastline environment that Jamaica offers. The trip will be led by AU alumnus Patrick Propst and Smith Hall Resident Director Rudy Lyon.
Students of the Falls School of Business will be traveling to Grand Cayman on a business-related journey to visit local real estate, energy and tourism centers. Students will also spend time touring the island and viewing wildlife at a turtle farm. The trip will be a fantastic chance to appreciate the beautiful island beaches while also gaining career experience and information at thriving Grand Cayman corporations. The trip will be led by Grand Cayman native and Falls School of Business alumna Suahil Housholder.