Service trips are planned each academic year with most trips fulfilling one Immersive Experience requirement. Trips vary from year to year so that students may have the opportunity to engage in both domestic and international experiences that focus on different areas of service and learning.

Upcoming Trips

January 7–13, 2023: The Navajo Nation

In Tuba City, AZ, participants will have the opportunity to learn about Navajo life and culture, work on a community-led service project, and explore the natural beauty of the area.

March 4–11, 2023: Northern Ireland

In Belfast, this program will engage participants in a hands-on examination of the history of the Troubles and modern efforts of peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland via service and learning with youth centers.

Applications and more details about both trips will be posted in later summer 2022.

Past Trips

Students participating in LVC's Human Rights Virtual/Local Service Trip

Human Rights Virtual/Local Service Trip in Bolivia and Lebanon County (March 2022)

This virtual service-learning trip allowed students to connect remotely with Bolivian non-profit organizations that provide teaching on human rights, education, and health. Many of the organizations focus on work with youth with disabilities, children’s issues, education, and conservation, among other human rights issues. Students then connected with local non-profit organizations to explore these topics as they exist here at home. They also participated in a variety of hands-on service projects related to these topics.

LVC students at the Lebanon Free Clinic

Brazil and Lebanon County (May 2021)

Although we weren’t able to travel due to the pandemic, this combination virtual/local service trip gave students the chance to compare and contrast issues of public health in various Brazilian communities with those that exist here at home. Local opportunities connected us with Lebanon Family Health Services, Lebanon Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Wellspan Health, Mission Central, and more.

Lebanon Valley College students serve in DC

Washington, D.C. (March 2020)

LVC students explored the history, causes, and consequences of homelessness, food insecurity, and "forced displacement" in the U.S. through dynamic service-learning at a wide variety of community and non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C. Through hands-on service, discussions, and interactions with speakers, participants compared the strengths and limitations of emergency food and housing programs, federal food and nutrition assistance, and community-based approaches to organizing for change.

LVC Students build greenhouses in Peru during service trip

Peru (May 2019)

Students traveled to Peru for a week of service and cultural immersion. Living in Misminay for most of the trip, the group taught English to children and built and planted a greenhouse in order to establish a sustainable food source for the community. The group also visited Machu Picchu.

LVC Students working with Outreach360 program in the Dominican-Republic

Dominican Republic (January and March 2019)

Students traveled to Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic to work with Outreach360, an organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to underserved children in Latin America.

LVC Students in Puerto Rico for Service Trip

Puerto Rico (May 2018)

Students participated in a week of environmental restoration as they cleaned up and replanted mangrove forests following Hurricane Maria. They also painted a school and delivered basic care items to local residents.