International service trip information evening
Information on international service trips during the March break next year will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Rooms 138, 138A & 140.
Faculty/staff supervision has been arranged for the trips below. Early decisions will enable trip organizers to actively recruit and make travel arrangements to minimize costs. Please keep reading for registration details.
UCC – Greece service trip
The third annual Greece service trip will be led by Blair Yungblut (former Upper School residential assistant and current Prep teaching assistant) and Serge Markarov (manager of research and advancement services ). They’re thrilled to be part of this trip and look forward to creating new experiences with a very diverse group of students.
The trip will include two separate portions. The first involves sightseeing at various historical landmarks such as the Panatheniac Stadium, Epidaurus and the archaeological site at Mycenae. The latter part of the stay in Greece will see the boys take on a community service project in partnership with Anatolia College in Thessaloniki. In the past, this project has included mural painting as well as assisting in the construction of educational buildings.
UCC – Poland/Austria service trip
Differing from the traditional service trip, this one will interest students wishing to learn more about European history, the Holocaust and 20th century genocide.
Students will visit multiple locations in Poland, including: Warsaw, Plaszow, Tykocin, Lublin, Majdanek, Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Austria, students will visit the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, the Hartheim Center and have the opportunity to explore the city of Vienna.
Veteran guides will accompany participants throughout the trip to ensure students receive the utmost from the experience. Upon return, students will organize and facilitate a CAS project to help disseminate what they learned to the UCC community.
Me to We – China trip
UCC students have built a legacy worldwide as being passionate, hard-working and full of curiosity. Students that travel to China will see how a community has developed since the last UCC trip and will get chance to help break ground in a new community.
An adventure to China offers breathtaking views of the old and new — from city to countryside. Start in Beijing, a bustling city that’s one of the most populous in the world. Explore the city’s fascinating ancient history with visits to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. As you head out of the capital, stop to explore one of the world’s most famous monuments: the Great Wall of China, which spans more than 8,000 kilometres.
Then, discover the contrast between China’s booming cities and vast countryside as you volunteer alongside locals in a rural community. Practice your Mandarin, teach English at a primary school and help build a school or clean water project. End your trip with a visit to the city of Shaolin to learn about meditation and martial arts with a monk, and to spend a day volunteering at an orphanage. There are threee spots left on the trip.
To reserve your place, please contact Me to We’s Tirell Grahlman at (416) 964-8942, ext. 568 or Tirell@MEtoWE.com.