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Here are three opportunities that should motivate you to do something with your time off. If you haven't made plans for spring break, there is no better way than spending it in Central America. You will be doing some good and fit in some time to go to the beach. Also, if you haven't decided what you're doing after finals consider an enriching leadership class traveling to Ireland or South Africa.

Spring break in Costa Rica or Guatemala
In a nutshell, the trip is going to be a combination of meaningful volunteer work, relaxation, and some pretty exotic excursions including a full day at a gorgeous beach. The group will be working very closely with a community-based non-profit organization to ensure that the volunteer work we do will actually have a serious positive impact. And it's going to be fun. You'll be living within a community, with many chances to interact with the locals.

This won't be the typical vacation that most of the students here at the U of M have. Unlike being a traditional tourist, each person will actually form relationships with the local community, gain incredible intercultural experience, learn more about themselves, and make a real difference.

If you're interested, find out more information here or feel free to email Amanda Bot with any questions at

If you would like to Apply Now please click here.

Ireland May-term (academic credit)
Leadership and Social Change in Ireland
This is for anyone who is interested in going to Ireland and want to learn about leadership in a different context. The priority application deadline (Feb 1st) is coming up so make sure to get your application in! Click here to start the process today.

South Africa May-term (academic credit)
Exploring Cross-Cultural Leadership Contexts of the AIDS Pandemic
Take a trip to Cape Town in South Africa in May if you have completed both* the 1000x and the 3000x level courses of the Leadership Minor. If you are interested in this, you can email Aaron Asmundson ( to get more information about how to apply. Application deadline is also coming up for this once in a lifetime opportunity, so act fast!

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