Poland Service Learning Trip 2013
Dates: 3 weeks in May/June
Cost: Approximately $2800
Poland is a country whose history stretches back more than 1000 years. Founded in 966, the nation was divided between Prussia, Russia, and Austria in 1795. It enjoyed independence briefly from 1918 - 1939, when it was crushed by the German blitzkrieg at the outset of World War II. Following WW-II, Poland became a satellite state of the USSR. Since 1989, Poland has again become an independent nation. Poland has become much more economically productive since leaving the communist block, but it is also a nation where alcoholism, materialism, and spiritual longing are commonplace.
We will be working with Don and Betty Orr, Canadian missionaries who have lived in Poland for the last decade. They provide training and support to local pastors and congregations. As part of our trip we'll visit the historic Jewish quarter, the Auschwitz concentration camp, and the Old Town of Warsaw which was completely rebuilt after World War II.
This trip is also part of Malone's Office of Global and Off Campus Programs, and will provide opportunity for academic credit in several courses.