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Villanovans Spend Fall Break Serving Communities Domestically and Globally


Over 350 students from Villanova University spent their fall break serving communities across the country and around the globe. Teams of students traveled to 13 locations domestically, as well as nine sites internationally. Each year, Villanovans provide more than 220,000 hours of service to communities locally, regionally and globally.

Ten student teams worked with Habitat for Humanity to construct homes in various locations throughout the United States.  Internationally, students were immersed in the ministries of the Augustinian Mission in Chulucanas, Peru, assisting in construction projects in San Salvador and building a home for a family in Belize – among other projects.

Habitat for Humanity Sites:

  • Americus, Ga.
  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Mandeville, La.
  • Marion, S.C.
  • Maryville, Tenn.
  • Slidell, La.
  • Winston-Salem, N.C.

Mission Sites:

  • Antigua, Guatemala
  • Athens, Ga.
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Bethlehem Farm, W.Va.
  • Chulucanas, Peru
  • Duran, Ecuador
  • Kingston, Jamaica
  • La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic
  • Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
  • Tohatchi, New Mexico
  • San Salvador, El Salvador

About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others.  There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's five colleges – the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the Villanova University School of Law. As students grow intellectually, Villanova prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.