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A Different Kind of Summer Break

| Monday, August 29, 2011

Forget the beach. Every summer, a host of Notre Dame students trades sunbathing for serving by volunteering through the University’s Center for Social Concerns.

These students left South Bend at the end of the spring semester and traveled across the globe to help others. Approximately 200 students work around the country in Summer Service Learning Program stations for eight weeks, according to the Center for Social Concerns.

“The Center recruits Notre Dame students who are interested in expanding their education by working and learning from persons who are marginalized in society,” the Center for Social Concerns website.

The International Summer Service Learning Programs sponsor students across the globe in sites ranging from Kolkata to Nicaragua, Bangladesh to Uganda.

Travel around the world in an ND Minute with these students as they share their stories in this week’s video post.