Warm Weather and Preparing for SBIP

Hi everyone! Hope you all enjoyed Valentine’s Day and are off to a reflective season of Lent. These past two weeks have been busy academically, but I found time to go for a hike when it was warm and prepared to go on Spring Break Immersion!

One of my favorite parts about Holy Cross is the variety of volunteer opportunities. One of the biggest volunteer programs is the Spring Break Immersion Program (SBIP) where students travel to different areas around the country and immerse themselves in a new community. While we are there, we get to know a new group of people and perform some volunteer work, like painting, cleaning, landscaping, etc. I’ve never been on a trip like this before, so I am really excited!

My group has about nine students, including a senior leader. On the application, there is a spot to declare who you know who is going on SBIP–so they don’t put you in a group with people you already know! It is a great opportunity to meet new people, especially upperclassmen, who I might not have met otherwise. We have already had a couple meetings to go over planning for the trip, and I am excited to get to know each member of my group better!

Although I’ve been pretty busy doing work the past couple weeks, I found some time this week to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and go on a hike with my friends! It was my first hike and I am already looking forward to going back in the spring.

My friends and I on a hike (taken by my friend Emma!)

That’s all I have for now–check back in soon to hear about Spring Break Immersion!

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