The 2022 Global Pathways Spring program (GPS) will be the thirty second year of providing service-learning and cultural exchange opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and patrons who have a desire to learn about another culture and to live responsibly as global citizens. Reverend Tom Steffen, the former Dean of the Chapel, developed the Spring Break in Mission program over thirty years ago and this program is one of his remarkable legacies. In October 2012 the name changed from Spring Break in Mission to Global Pathways Spring program (GPS) to better reflect the broad cultural and humanitarian reach of the trips.
There have been trips to nine states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and thirty-four countries.
Names are currently being accepted for the trips and should be sent to Dean Lynn Rasch. Beginning on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 the $500 non-refundable deposit will be accepted online. Tentative trips being planned are for Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Spain (rugby), and more.
GPS Online Payment (coming soon)
The deposit is needed to secure a place on the individual mission trips and space is limited. After December 3, 2021 students and/or parents that cancel their participation in a trip (after their deposit is paid) will be responsible for the remaining balance of their trip. Students that are applying for scholarships for one of these trips and can only participate if they earn a scholarship do not need to place a deposit.
The remaining balance for the cost of these trips is due on Friday, February 4, 2022.