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Spiritual Life Mission Trips

Winter Break Rebuilding Mission Trip to Alabama / January 2012

Students and university staff members traveled to Alabama over Winter Break 2011-12. They volunteered in places affected by terrible hurricanes earlier in 2011. The Shenandoah team worked with the Huntsville Habitat for Humanity warehouse, the Disaster Center for North Alabama Conference of the UMC and the Family Resource Center of Athens, Ala. Traveling to and from Alabama as a group and working shoulder to shoulder while there served to strengthen the Shenandoah team as well as provide assistance to those in need.


Winter Break Service Learning trip to the Bahamas/December 2014

Staff and students will travel to the Bahamas to work with Bahamas Methodist Habitat to build houses as well as visit orphanages and be in community with residents of the island. This trip offers students an opportunity to gain experience creating relationships across the world and empowers them to become global citizens. 

Spring Break Medical Mission Trip to Brazil / March 2015
For the second year, faculty and students from the Division of Nursing boarded the John Wesley Medical Boat in March 2012. The boat routinely travels along the Amazon River in Brazil, stopping often to provide care for residents of isolated communities along the river’s banks. These trips offer Shenandoah nursing students an incredible opportunity to develop their skills, broaden their experience and have extraordinary out-of-classroom nursing lessons.



Spring Break Medical Mission Trip to Nicaragua / May 2015
During its annual trip to Leon, Nicaragua, the Shenandoah University Medical Mission Team aided the impoverished families living in the spectacular mountain setting of Leon and Matagalpa. Graduate students in physician assistant studies and pharmacy served in one of three rural clinics run by El Ayudante, a Christian mission organization. They gained clinical experience by providing medical care for people who would otherwise have none. They also made friends and learned about the root causes of poverty.

Want information about upcoming mission trips?
If you would like to be part of a life-changing mission trip, contact the Office of Spiritual Life at (540) 535-3546 or