Service Trips

As one of the first college Alternative Break Programs offered in the United States, Edmundite Father Steve Hornat created the program in 1986 while working in the Office of Campus Ministry. That first year, Fr. Steve traveled with five students to New York City’s Covenant House to do service work over Spring Break. This experience brought with it the opportunity to see life outside what is known and what is comfortable: to sit with others; to actively work beside another; to learn, to witness, and to participate. Over the years we have built many significant partnerships domestically and internationally offering St. Mike’s students a variety of opportunities to engage in service and stand for justice. MOVE service trips are offered during winter break, spring break, and following commencement.

MOVE always takes into account the safety of our students and community partners as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Knowing that our service trips intentionally interact and live with vulnerable communities, the number of service trips offerings are subject to change each year in order to prioritize the health and well-being of our students, community parents  and communities which they serve. Please email for more information.

MOVE Service Trip Program Mission and Purpose

To increase the awareness of global issues while inspiring local service.  The Service Trip Committee stresses the importance of group dynamics to create a safe environment which encourages and enables honest discussion and motivates individuals to work in collaboration towards a common goal.  It is our hope that participants will be instilled with sensitivity and respect for new cultures and populations as well as a continued passion for advocating for social justice upon return.

Updated for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

MOVE will be hosting Service Trip Informational Sessions on 9/21 and 9/22 from 7-8PM in the Roy Room of Dion Student Center for anyone interested in learning more about each trip. Student participant applications as well as faculty/staff leader applications will be accessible beginning at 8PM on the 22nd and are open until 11:59PM on October 17th.

Scan the QR code or follow the link below to access the applications. 


Faculty/Staff application: 


Please email with any questions.