GO New Orleans
GO New Orleans is one of our longest running domestic cross-cultural programs at Susquehanna University. Students, faculty and staff travel to the Gulf Coast to learn about the culture of this unique American city and assist with ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Trips take place during winter and summer breaks. Service projects include working with Habitat for Humanity on general construction of homes; painting, framing, renovating, etc. New Orleans and the surrounding area offer a distinctive culture unlike any other in the U.S., which participants will enjoy through rigorous and cross-culturally immersive programming. The cross-cultural element of the trip will focus on the rich ethnic, culinary, historical, music/arts and architectural mixture that makes New Orleans a completely unique city.
Location: New Orleans, La.
Dates: Winter program: Dec. 26, 2014 - Jan. 10, 2015;
Summer program: TBD
Prerequisite: A government issued photo ID and domestic health insurance are required to participate in the GO New Orleans Program. Students interested in this program must be open-minded about learning and experiencing new cultures and have a willingness to participate in all aspects of the program. Readings and research as assigned by the program directors.
Academic credit: Two 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: Winter is $3,200; Summer is $3,300; includes all flights, accommodations, activities and all meals.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Winter 2014-15: Don Weirick, interim director of public safety; ML Klotz, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; Jennifer Elick, Ph.D., associate professor health and environmental sciences
Summer 2015: To be determined