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Want to spend your winter break wearing shorts on the Gulf of Mexico? Spend a week volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, meeting new friends and building a home for a family in need. You will also be able to:

- Visit the city that bankrupted the Ku Klux Klan of Alabama
- Hold a moon rock and experience zero-gravity at the Houston Space Center
- Hang out at the BEACH of course! :)

Winter Break trips are week-long volunteer events that are great resume builders and a lot of fun. In addition, these trips cost only $400, and if you are over 21 and willing to drive you will receive a $40 discount! Trips leave on January 7th and return to campus on the 14th. You can choose between Houston, TX or Mobile, AL for your winter break adventure!

More information can be found at or you can email with any questions.

Thursday, November 17th aka TOMORROW

Career Conversation with Dr. Reuben Brigety II, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration on Careers in Foreign Policy, International Affairs & Humanitarian Assistance

Where & When?: 1 - 2:30pm Humphrey Forum on the 1st floor Humphrey School

Dr. Reuben Brigety supervises U.S. refugee programs in Africa, assisting over 11 million people. Join us to talk about Dr. Brigety's work, his career path, and professional opportunities in international affairs and humanitarian relief.

Friday, November 18th aka THIS FRIDAY

Information Session: Jobs and Internships with the U.S. Department of State

Where & When?: 12 - 1:30pm, Room 180 at the Humphrey School

Diplomat in Residence Doria Rosen, currently assigned to the University of Illinois at Chicago, will discuss State Department Careers & student opportunities. She'll be available to answer any questions you might have.

Please visit This site highlights the opportunities across all majors for students and professionals interested in a career in public service at the U.S. Department of State.

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