About GPS

The 2019 Global Pathways Spring program (GPS) will be the thirty-first year of providing service-learning and cultural exchange opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and patrons who have a desire to learn about another culture and to live responsibly as global citizens. Reverend Tom Steffen, the former Dean of the Chapel developed the Spring Break in Mission program twenty seven years ago and this program is one of his remarkable legacies. In October 2012 the name changed from Spring Break in Mission to Global Pathways Spring program (GPS) to better reflect the broad cultural and humanitarian reach of the trips.

There have been trips to seven states, Puerto Rico and twenty-three countries. Take a look at some of the places we traveled last year!

This year there are five trips from which to choose.

  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • Peoples’ Republic of China
  • South Africa
  • Spain