Trip Location: To Be Determined (Central America or the Caribbean)
Mission: Since 2002 , the WM Global Village Project (GVP) has traveled to Central America during Spring Break to help construct houses for local families in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity International. The organization’s mission has always remained the same: provide a unique opportunity for William and Mary students to help build a home for a family in a developing country and thereby foster profound cultural exchange and insight through personal interaction with a local community. This project seeks to give students a personal understanding of the effects of disparity through an intimate cultural exchange with local families in another country, as well as by forming new relationships with other GVP members during the fundraising and house-building process. Our goals are to address the needs of the communities we serve and create a genuine connection with, and gain insight into, the lives of those Central Americans with whom we share the experience of building a home.
Team Size: 12
Approximate cost per person: $1,700 before fundraising
Time of Year and Length of Trip: March 1-9, 9 Days
Team Leaders: [[e|saherrera, Sofia Herrera]] and [[e|kvphillips01, Kat Phillips]]
Website: W&M GVP
Community Partner: Global Village Project