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  • Spring Break!

    I’m sure school work is picking up and the frigid weather are making people antsy, but there’s one thing we can all look forward to… Spring Break!  Spring break, one of the best weeks of second semester allows students an opportunity to be free from schoolwork and classes.  While on campus, there are so many different opportunities to take an awesome trip.  The College of Business offers sponsored trips to locations all over the world.  You can travel to Panama and utilize business skills to help improve the lives of local Panamanians.  Faculty and students travel to Costa Rica where they address social and economic issues of sustainability.  The third spring break trip takes place in India where students teach marketplace literacy through this international experience.  There are so many different opportunities to travel to less common countries and immerse yourself within the local culture.  These trips provide an opportunity to study abroad as soon as freshman year!

    Once you become acclimated on campus, different organizations that you can be a member of also offer trips of their own.  My professional business fraternity takes an annual spring break trip to a different Habitat for Humanity location across the United States.  Last year the group traveled to New Orleans and worked building homes and local community centers.  There are so many different philanthropic opportunities to take advantage of, internationally or domestically. 

     For more information about short-term international trips through the College of Business, checkout the web page of trips that were offered this year!

    http://studyabroad.business.illinois.edu/programs/faculty-led/