As Spring Break approaches, students across campus are packing swimsuits, ski gear and even hiking boots as they prepare to embark on adventures across Texas, the United States and the world. Traditionally, Spring Break has sent students from kindergarten to graduate school on beach and ski vacations, but this year some students are taking different routes and spending their vacations in more exotic places and reaching out to the community by doing service projects.
Lauren Jones, a junior supply and value chain management and marketing major, is spending the week with a group of friends in San Pedro, an island off of the coast of Belize.
“We wanted to go somewhere quiet and adventurous. We’ve already been to South Padre and done all the crazy stuff.”
David Clifton, a senior neuroscience major, is going with a group of 12 students to Belize on a medical mission trip. Throughout the week, the group will help administer four free health clinics for underprivileged people in Belize.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my learning. For the team, I hope that they can get an idea of how medicine is practiced outside of America.”
Josh Noble, a junior biology major, is spending his break helping with the restoration efforts on the Gulf Coast. He said he will be doing various projects focused on rebuilding homes.
Noble said after spending Spring Breaks at the beach and in the snow, he is looking forward to doing “something a little more productive” with his week.
Lindsey Ott, a sophomore nursing major, said she is excited about spending her week in Cabo San Lucas.
“I’m most looking forward to lying on the beach and swimming with the dolphins.”
Cohlby Youtsey, a senior middle school education major, is taking a road trip with his friends to Colorado for a week of skiing.
He said he is excited about hanging out with his friends on the long car ride.
Some students, such as Travis Bailey, a junior entrepreneurial management major, are staying in the Fort Worth area for the break.
Travis Bailey said he is “too cheap to go anywhere,” but is still looking forward to not having to wake up for class.