Dear Students,

All current Williams students are invited to apply to one of the ten Break Out Trips (spring break service trips) being offered for 2017! Read about the wide variety of trip options at, and apply online at application deadline is Sunday, November 13th

Each trip’s leaders will host an informal Q&A session this week for interested participants as follows (the full schedule is also available at

Monday, October 31st

  • 7:30-8:30pm  New York City Youth Outreach (Paresky 210)
  • 8-10pm  Global Medical Training – Dominican Republic (Paresky 207)

Tuesday, November 1st

  • 7-8pm  Ghana ThinkTank: Strengthening Cultural & Environmental Sustainability in Detroit (Paresky 207)
  • 7-8pm  Sustainable Nutrition in the Ecuadorian Amazon (Paresky 210)
  • 8-10pm  Teaching English in China (Paresky 207)

Wednesday, November 2nd

  • 5-6pm  Chaplains’ Interfaith Service Team – Tuscaloosa, AL (Paresky 205)
  • 7-8pm – TEED (Technology, Environment, Education & Dance) Program – Ghana (Paresky 210)
  • 8:30-9:30pm  Meaningful Mystic (Paresky 210)

Thursday, November 3rd

  • 7-8pm  ServeUP – New Orleans (Paresky 210)
  • 8-10pm  Berkshire Break Out Trip (Paresky 210)
Please note that you may apply to only one trip as your primary selection.  Upon submitting the online application form, it will be sent automatically to the organizers of the trip you have selected.  The organizers may then reply back to you with some trip-specific follow-up questions.  Please respond to these questions within 24 hours.

Remember that you are not obligated at this time to make a full commitment, financial or otherwise, to the trip.  Upon notification of your acceptance to a trip later in November, you will have another full week before your commitment form is due, and until at least early 2017 before any payments are required.

Break Out, Williams!

Colin Ovitsky, on behalf of the Break Out Trip Committee:

Paula Consolini, Center for Learning in Action
Mike Evans, Zilkha Center
Ben Lamb, Student Life
Sharif Rosen, Chaplains’ Office
Rick Spalding, Chaplains’ Office
Nora Lee ’17
Megan Maher ’17
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