Rebuilding from Disaster: A field course in New Orleans
•2 credit spring semester course with a spring break Habitat for Humanity trip integrated into the class.
•This course is designed to give undergraduate students the opportunity to examine the physical, social, and policy changes in and around the city of New Orleans after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005.
•4 pre-trip classes and 1 post trip class.
The Gulf coast trip over spring break will coordinate with Prof. Winrich’s Rebuilding from Disaster
course to look at the area 12 years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. While we are in and around New Orleans, we will study the changes made in rebuilding after Katrina and how those changes make the area more resilient to hurricanes.
The mission of the Alternative Break Program with Habitat for Humanity is to provide Babson students with opportunities to engage in intensive service experiences with communities in need during campus breaks, and through reflective activities, promote civic engagement, leadership development, and appreciation of diversity. The program challenges students to participate in an extended and intensive service experience during the college's winter, spring and summer breaks. These experiential learning opportunities help students develop a sense of personal identity and community, as well as an understanding of important societal issues, while helping other who are in need of assistance. Each trip provides the opportunity to meet new people, visit new places, and learn new skills. Alternative Break can be a very rewarding, and sometimes, life changing experience.
Babson College partners with Habitat for Humanity Gulf Coast.
Estimated Cost: $950
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