PLUS (Philippines: Learning, Understanding and Service)
PLUS is a service-learning trip to the Philippines for two weeks in May. The program includes educational, service and recreational components, all oriented around cultural immersion in the Philippines. The program begins with an academic course on Philippine history, culture, religion, language and cuisine during the spring semester.
Explore the PLUS Program: Visit the web pages of Associate Professor of Religion Jeffrey Mann, Ph.D., for more information.
Location: the Philippines- provinces of Batangas and Cavite, and the city of Manila.
Dates: Summer 2015
Academic credit: Four semester hours; this program and accompanying course satisfy the GO requirement.
Majors of interest: Open to all majors.
Application: Online application available on mySU.
Cost: Summer 2014 was $2,895 (subject to change); includes transportation, accomodation, activities and some meals; students should bring $100 for additional meals. The relatively low price of this trip is made possible through the use of more modest accommodations.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program directors: Jeffrey Mann, Ph.D., associate professor of religion, and Steve Saterlee