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Different venues, one same goal to help others

3/23/2014

By The Hays Daily News

By The Hays Daily News

Fort Hays State University students dispersed throughout the globe during spring break.

Travelers got their passports stamped to experience different cultures for leisure and to make a difference through service-learning trips, according to FHSU's website. Browsing the world's best culture at the Louvre, walking along a famous Spanish pilgrimage, building homes in South America and serving locals in the Caribbean were among the itineraries.

Paris was one option. Plans included visiting the iconic Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge and the Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Other participants visited Camino de Santiago, Spain, and traced the route millions of pilgrims have journeyed since the Middle Ages to visit Santiago de Compostela. The area is famous for its Roman castles, beautiful basilicas and forest scenery.

The FHSU Learning Community Go Global helped build shelter for the locals living in Chimbote, Peru.

Everybody's Business and 4C Innovation, two learning communities, visited the island nation of Barbados for service learning. The Opportunity through Education learning community also visited the Dominican Republic for service learning.

Nationally, two groups went to Kansas City. The L3 learning community helped the Kansas City Humane Society, Harvesters and the Ronald McDonald House. The Be Fit learning community also helped in the area.