Looking to make a difference during spring break?

Check out these locations for spring break service-learning trips around the country.

We don't call them "mission" trips, but we have something similar.

Each spring break, Calvin's Service-Learning Center offers more than 10 service-learning trips that allow students to travel across the country and serve others in need. But this is only half of the goal for the trip. The other half—the learning and growing—you do as you explore new places and get to know the people you are serving.

From disaster relief to urban ministry to environmental work to community building, there's a trip for you. Each group travels together with a student leader, a staff mentor and up to 40 students. Together, you'll laugh, learn, serve and grow in ways unimagined. Chances are, you'll come back a different person.

VERGE: spring 2013

First-Year Experience