Is VISION for me?

Why Go on A VISION trip?

“Challenge yourself change our world” is St. Thomas’ slogan and VISION is a great way to put these words into action! It doesn’t matter what you’re majoring in, or if you’ve travelled before. Trips are comprised of students from all over the university; we are proud to invite students from all faith traditions, all political leanings. We are open to all undergraduate students at St. Thomas and celebrate the diversity of religion, race, sexual orientation, gender, socio economics that makes up the St. Thomas community.

What Are Some of the Benefits?

  • Become an integral member of a small team where you will both be a teacher and a learner.
  • Take part in positive social change as you work alongside our national and international community partners.
  • Be at the heart of conversations which ask difficult and fascinating questions about things like faith and meaning, and power and politics.
  • Develop the skills and experiences to act with passion and purpose.
  • Learn and practice language the best way possible….by diving in head first and immersing yourself in the culture

Are You Overwhelemed With all the Options? Questions to think about?

  1. Do you have a specific language you are interested in learning- languages you will hear at VISION sites English, Laotian, Hmong, Spaniah Kaqchikel (Mayan), Lugandan, French, Haitian Creole
  2. Do you have a specific language you are interested in learning-• Do you have certain issues you are passionate about – A sampling of the issues explored at sites include: American foreign policy, sustainable farming, deforestation, affordable housing, fair trade vs. free trade, immigration, corruption in government, ethical tourism, Liberation Theology, women’s empowerment, education, arts as social change, The Church in developing countries, Protection of Human Rights, Race and Privilege, Grass roots organizing, Entrepreneurship and micoro lending, models of health care…to name just a few.
  3. Do you have requirements you need to fill – VISON counts for Buisness 200 and is regularly used as in independent study in multiple fields of study.
  4. Do you love adventure and want to make a difference in the world – Than VISION is for you. It doesn’t really matter what trip you go on. If you want to have an amazing experience, join thousands of other Tommies over the last 25 years and take the step of a life time! 

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