International Trip

The 2018 trip will take place from March 10th – March 18th, 2018. The location will be announced near the end of May 2017.

We are excited to present an opportunity for you to use your Spring Break to travel and volunteer internationally. Participation in the international trip enables students to put their faith in action, to build partnerships with people sharing a common goal, to gain greater awareness of the need for decent and affordable housing worldwide, and to deepen their commitment to social action. Through hands-on construction, students work toward eliminating poverty housing from the world.

The international trip will be facilitated through the Global Builders program of the Fuller Center for Housing. The Fuller Center for Housing was founded in 2005 by Millard Fuller, the same man who founded Habitat for Humanity in 1976. Both Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing are nonprofit organizations that work to construct or renovate homes in order to provide adequate shelter for those in need. The main difference between the two organizations is operating philosophy. The Fuller Center’s Global Builders program was chosen because it will provide the same experience as a Habitat- facilitated trip at a more affordable price.

Still not sure? Then check out this video from another trip hosted by the Fuller Center in South America!

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please email the trip coordinator, Amber Reiff at reiffa@purdue.edu.