Alumni can now join current Bears for volunteer opportunities offered around the U.S. as part of this awesome MSU Tradition: Immersion Trips! What began a few years ago as an idea to get students engaged in the community has grown into a program featuring multiple trips (regional, nationwide, and international), during which students learn about each other and about the positive change they can make in the world. As a two-time MSU alum (B.S. In Professional Writing in 2012, and M.S. In Student Affairs in Higher Education in 2014), I have experienced what it means to be a Bear for life, and connect to the Public Affairs Mission in a deep way. I am happy to have this opportunity to share our love of the mission and traditions of Missouri State with those making a difference outside of Springfield, MO.
What are Immersion Trips?
Pop the College Bubble. Be Fully Present. Spread the Love. Missouri State’s Immersion programs allow students the opportunity to spend their breaks serving and learning in communities across the world. These experiences allow students to:
- Learn more about a community
- Immerse themselves in the culture and social issues faced by a community
- Grow as volunteers into Active Citizens
Here’s how you can get involved – There are two ways to Give Back with Immersion Trips (March 12-17 2017) – Go to http://www.missouristate.edu/CommunityInvolvement/118000.htm and:
Serve with Students!
Engage with the Public Affairs Mission by serving alongside students in seven communities across the country, including Asheville, Atlanta, Aurora, Chicago, Dallas, Indianapolis, and New Orleans. Missouri State students are excited for alumni to join them during this unforgettable experience. In each community, students are focused on learning about a certain issue, ranging from homelessness to sustainability. You can get involved today.
Donate to a Trip!
Help our students live the Public Affairs Mission by making a gift to the Missouri State University Foundation. Your monetary donation will be used for travel expenses for students, including food, lodging and service. Of course, there are some really great incentives for you to support our students – depending on your gift, these include photo postcards from students’ service sites, a signed Missouri State flag from the group, an Active Alumni Member Card, and more!
We look forward to working alongside you and your family members to connect to service and Public Affairs during spring break 2017. Thank you for your support of the Missouri State Immersion Trips!