Entering a context

Spring break trips allow a unique opportunity to enter into a different context for a week. By exploring a new city or community, students are faced with the challenge of slowing down, looking others in the eyes and resting in the peace that knows our God is faithful beyond the context we call our own.

Plan to be encouraged by community members whose feet are firmly planted in the hope of their context, and prepare to be invited into this hope. These trips are specifically aimed at promoting the education, spiritual growth and vocational understanding of participating students. So, don’t be afraid to see what wonderful opportunities await you on a service-learning spring break trip.

You will travel with student leaders, faculty or staff mentors, and other students. The trips incorporate a service component, outings to discover the community, and group reflection time. These trips are just as much about learning as they are about serving. So, come ready to be transformed by the people you're going to meet.

Where have we gone?

Take a look at this map to explore all of our 2016 trips.Click the tabs below to find out details about the experiences.


Trip participants pay $400, which covers all costs related to transportation, lodging, meals and organizational fees.


We offer trips at reduced rates and offer financial assistance thanks to generous gifts from alumni, friends, family members, and congregations. You can support spring break trips too.


Registration is currently closed. Please check back in October to register for Spring Break 2018!


To contact the Spring Break Trips Coordinator, email slc@calvin.edu with “ATTN: Lili” in the subject line.

2017 trips