Summer Service Trips

About TGUP Summer Service Trips

Every year, TGUP sends students overseas on a Summer Service Trip to help complete projects funded by TGUP. Typically a group of 12-18 students with at least 2 adult chaperones travel together for 10-20 days and work on the project. The chaperones are always credentialed teachers. Students pay for their own travel expenses. If you would like to travel with TGUP as a student or chaperone to help build one of its projects, please contact Shandell Randall at or Cathy Dwulet at For summer 2021, TGUP expects to conduct Service Trips to:

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So often in life, it is hard to feel like we are making any real impact. Doing a good deed is always nice – returning a lost phone to a stranger, buying a homeless person a meal, helping an elderly person up a steep flight of steps – these acts all help somebody and make you feel good. But, what if your impact wasn’t just a temporary thing? What if it not only changed someone’s day, but changed their life? Getting involved with TGUP starts with the decision to donate one dollar, but why not broaden your participation and actually help with the project construction? Imagine being abroad and hefting bricks funded by your friends and watching a classroom, birthing center or preschool materialize before your own eyes! Immerse yourself in the culture and food of the country while working side-by-side with local community members. An TGUP Summer Service Trip is truly a life-altering experience. Please see the tabs below for Student Comments and What Parents Say for feedback on TGUP Trips.

Past Trips

2017 Nicaragua
TGUP Summer Service Trip

Upcoming Trips for Summer 2021

For more information, contact Shandell Randall or Cathy Dwulet


Student and Parent Comments About The Trips

2013 Nicaragua
TGUP Summer Service Trip

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