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  • Locations: Lipa City, Philippines; Manila, Philippines
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Offered Summer 2018
May 15-June 1

About Philippines: Learning, Understanding and Service (PLUS):
This program offers students an immersive service-learning program in a culture very different from central Pennsylvania.  Participants spend their days working with people whose experience of poverty is much different from what we have in the U.S.  Rather than seeing a different culture in passing, students spend considerable time with the families they work with, getting to know them as people.

Financial Aid: Need-based aid may be available

Program Directors:
Jeffrey Mann, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religion
Steve Satterlee 

Program Costs:
To find the last program fee, click on "Budget Sheet" above. Note that program fees are recalculated before every program.

The GO Short Program Cost includes international flights, meals, activity fees, and transportation in the host country.

Some estimated additional personal expenses may include laundry, toiletries, purchase of personal items and resources. 
Please note that you are responsible for getting to the departure airport.

Student Quotes:
The PLUS trip to the Philippines was a life-altering experience for me. While I’d previously been intellectually aware of the state of other places in the world, experiencing it first-hand was an emotional roller coaster - one that I remain grateful for now, eight years later. I will never forget the things I saw and learned on our trip, and I plan to use that knowledge to help my children learn about the world we live in as they grow. I’m thankful to have been chosen to have that experience in my life. -Rowena Brooks (2008 participant)
PLUS construction group
PLUS Students new friends

About GO Short
Through intentional programming, students make the most of their short-term study abroad on GO Short programs. You will study away with Susquehanna faculty/staff leading a small group of Susquehanna classmates, all of whom have participated in the program’s preparation (i.e. GO Prep) course in the semester prior to departure. After an intensive, active program, there is a reflection course for the program to optimize your cross-cultural learning. As these programs run during winter or summer breaks and are 2-6 weeks, they are great opportunities for students to study away without committing to a full semester.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.