Alternative Breaks

Detroit Urban Immersion Trip 2021

Our Detroit Urban Virtual Immersion Trip took place January 4-8, 2021 virtually as we journeyed to the heart of Detroit. We will learned about the economic disaster of the last decade, heard from community leaders, and learned from the people who live there as they recover from this devastating economic crisis. We explored themes of economic inequality, urban planning for sustainability, and racial justice. Opportunities to consider how these issues effect our own communities were provided as we reflected and worked to integrate our learnings. 

Border Immersion Trip 2020

From January 7-14, 2020, we flew to Harlingen, Texas to learn about the human rights issues at the border. We spent half of each day touring agencies that work with immigrants and learning about the situation at the border, and the other half volunteering and working for those agencies. We visited La Pasada, the tent city, and the border wall itself. We crossed the border into Mexico, attended immigration court, worshiped with a local congregation, had a daily devotional and debriefing time to talk about what we had experienced, and had a fun day at South Padre Island

Puerto Rico Mission Trip 2019

Westwood House (WesleyKU and Lutheran Campus Ministry) headed to Puerto Rico over spring break of 2019 to help the people of Puerto Rico with recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria caused devastating damage to much of the island in the fall of 2018. We worked on individual homes throughout the week. We also had the opportunity to experience worship in the local community where we served. We traveled together as a team of 14 people. Several other campus ministry teams in Kansas and Nebraska served at the same time, although we served in separate communities. It was a life-changing journey!

Texas Natural Disaster Relief Mission Trip 2018

During spring break of 2018, WesleyKU traveled with K-State Wesley to do natural disaster relief work in La Grange, Texas. We worked with other campus ministries from all over Kansas and Nebraska to fix flooded homes and areas after hurricane Harvey devasted communities. At the end of each day, we were able to come home from our worksites to be in fellowship with other students and share our experiences through dinner and worship.