South Africa
March / MU Students

3/23/2019 - 3/31/2019

Miami students, how are you spending Spring Break? Join others from MU on our GO trip to Durban, South Africa to work with our partner, Build The Future. Experience the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, the beautiful countryside of KwaZulu Natal and work at the Build The Future preschools in Ndwedwe. These are two of the newer preschools that need infrastructure work - like painting murals on containers and walls, planting food gardens to help with the feeding, putting up fencing or playground equipment. There’s always time to help cook lunch for the kids and spend some time with them playing and in the classroom. End the week with a safari at Thula Thula and enjoying some sea and sun fun on the beautiful of the Dolphin Coast.

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Sign Up Deadline: 12/09/2018 
When: 3/23/2019 - 3/31/2019
Deposit: $300
Size of Trip: 25
Minimum Age: 18
Restrictions: Background Check Required, Miami University Students
Total Cost: $3200 (Don't worry. Check this out.)

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How much does it cost?

That may sound like a lot, but you should know this covers everything (flight, hotel, meals, activities, etc.), and this is a number you’re meant to tackle with your friends and family.

Of all of our trip participants, only 5% have had to contribute to their own trip.
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How long is the flight?

It's about 18 hours.
Long enough to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and still get a solid 8 hours of sleep. Awesome!

Day 1

Depart US

Day 2

Arrive in South Africa

Day 3

Worship Service, Sightsee in Durban/visit KwaMuhle Museum, play in the Indian Ocean

Day 4-5

Workday with Build The Future

Day 6

Morning meal packing with Rise Against Hunger / Afternoon work with Build The Future

Day 7

Workday with Build The Future

Day 8

Safari and Lunch @ Thula Thula, Dinner out

Day 9

Shopping, Depart South Africa

Day 10

Arrive home

The Boulders

The Boulders condo complex is located in Ballito, a small, bustling, modern village nestled between the rolling sugar cane hills and the warm Indian Ocean Coast of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Situated just 30 minutes north of Durban, in the heart of the Dolphin Coast, The Boulders is on the beachfront. The condos are three bedroom, furnished in "beach house style" with stunning views over the warm Indian Ocean and “Granny's Pool"- a small, semi-private beach.

Fix breakfast with your condo mates, you’ll have choices like eggs, bacon, toast, pastries, cereal, yogurt and fruit - coffee, tea and juice. Lunches will be bagged lunches of PB&J sandwiches, fruit and chips. Dinner will be a catered buffet with a salad, usually chicken, beef or pork entrees with plenty of potatoes and veggies and dessert.

Build the Future

Build the Future aims to take as many kids off the street and enroll them in our preschools, so they can be safe, while learning and playing. They are striving to plant preschools in areas that are densely populated with local inhabitants, who are the poorest of the poor, but who’s children deserve an education and nourishment. They go where no-one else will, for the future of South Africa.

Learn more about Build the Future