GO New Orleans
GO New Orleans, formerly Hurricane Relief Trip (HRT), is a service team consisting of approximately 20 students, faculty and staff who 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 have included house gutting, de-molding and painting, tutoring, baseball field and playground construction, tree removal and brush crew work, mural painting and animal shelter support. Hurricane Katrina has become a part of the culture of the city, but students will also explore the characteristics of this city that have blended to create a distinctive culture unlike any other in the U.S.
Location: New Orleans, La.
Dates: Winter program: Dec. 26, 2013 - Jan. 10, 2014; Summer program: May 12-27 2014.
Prerequisite: Readings and research as assigned by the program directors.
Academic credit: This program satisfies the cross-cultural experience of the GO requirement.
Majors of interest: Open to all majors.
Application: Online application available on mySU.
Cost: $2,500; includes all flights, accommodations, activities and some meals.
Financial aid: Need-based financial aid may be available for students satisfying the GO requirement.
Program director: Winter 2013-14: Don Weirick, Eric Lassahn; Summer 2014: Don Weirick, additional program director to be determined.