Community Service

Service Learning Trips

"Exploring the world through service and study."

Juniata students are invited to join forces with peers and gain valuable practical experience through participation in service learning trips offered throughout the spring semester.

Service trips are designed to help students take full advantage of the global classroom by immersing themselves into diverse cultures. Through their service experiences, students learn about complex issues facing various domestic and international communities. In addition, they have an opportunity to provide short-term service to organziations that promote social justice in all its forms.

Featured News:

Quote from a 2014 participant, "Each time I entered the worksites, every time I listened to thier own stories, I felt like I become grown-up. ... I realized that I am doing the right thing when I saw thier splendid smile. Even though the trip was over, but the piece of feeling that from the bottom of my heart is untouchable and indelible. ... The Urban Immersion course not only give us the real experience or offer us environment do the right thing, but also make me feel responsible for everyone and to care about everyone around you including your friends, families even though the people you never met before. ... I have chance to contribute myself to the society and give them happiness by doing the service."

Service learning trips are now offered for academic credit! Enroll in one of the following one-credit courses:

2015 Trips:

Past service learning trips include:


  • Dominican Republic Live with host families and teach English to elementary students.
  • Perryville, AR Spend a week on the Heifer Ranch discussing issues of global hunger and poverty while caring for the ranch's animals, gardens and facilities.


  • Apopka, FL Learn about the issues surrounding immigration reform while working and living with migrant workers and their families.


  • Dominican Republic Live with host families and teach English to elementary students.
  • Morgantown, WV Work with the Shack Neighborhood House and learn about rural Appalachian poverty.