International Education in Costa Rica
Panther Breakaway in the Office of Civic Engagement has been offering alternative break trips serving communities in the Southeast United States for many years now. This Panther Breakaway trip will be our second international trip and is aimed at combining service learning with cultural competency that will be useful for students as they begin their careers in today’s globalized workforce. Panther Breakaway participants serve the world by helping to build stronger communities, touch the lives of those in need and form new relationships. The impact of these experiences promotes both personal and professional development and serves as the catalyst for a life-long commitment to active citizenship. Most students will continue to engage in thoughtful action and service as they recognize and become more aware of social and cultural issues beyond the trip.
Panther Breakaway alumni have shared stories about how attending a service trip changed their career goals by introducing them to social justice issues and career paths they had not previously considered. Students also have the opportunity to build transferable skills that they can use regardless of their professional goals. To learn more about Panther Breakaway and our other service learning trips, please visit our website.
Panther Breakaway and the Office of Civic Engagement is sponsoring its second annual international service learning trip to Costa Rica. This service trip is being coordinated in partnership with the Peacework Development Fund, Inc. During our week in Costa Rica, the eight students selected to go on the trip will be working at a primary school. While there, the students will be providing classroom assistance to the teachers and expanding the greenhouse to help subsidize the lunch program.
This trip will not only aid the members of this Costa Rican community, but enrich and expand the lives of the Georgia State students through this service learning experience that will last a lifetime.
How You Can Help:
We are seeking your help to raise funds to cover the cost for meals, transportation, lodging, program fees associated with traveling to Costa Rica and project materials for the greenhouse. Our goal of $7,500 will help offset these costs to reduce the financial burden placed on the eight students participating in the program. By making a gift you will help Georgia State students make a meaningful impact on the rural Costa Rican community with less of a financial burden. Please support Panthers who are serving the world by making a gift to our project today!