Classes are done for the 2016-2017 academic year but seven Nebraska Wesleyan students are reading and researching all they can about Thailand. The group leaves May 19 for a 13-day service trip. It marks the first time a Nebraska Wesleyan student organization has traveled to Thailand.
Members of Global Service Learning take an international service trip each summer. They have previously traveled to China, Guatemala, Malawi, Nicaragua, and Swaziland.
In Thailand, the group will aid the Forest Restoration Research Unit (FORRU) with forest restoration and help residents improve their English-speaking skills.
"I want to impact the people there and I know they will impact me," said Ty Garner, a junior from Broomfield, Colo. "I want to make connections and take what we learn and use it in future experiences."
"I want to come back and share what we've learned," said sophomore Hannah Rittscher of Elgin, Neb. "I want to write it, promote it, and share with the community how important this all is."
The group returns on May 31.