Service Travel and Fellowships
Taft offers students the opportunity to engage in service projects across the globe. In recent years, Tafties have taught English at an elementary school in the Dominican Republic during spring break, and traveled to Guatemala in June to build homes and assist with food and clothing distribution. Faculty members have also created opportunities for service travel to Nicaragua, Mexico, Hawaii, and Botswana, and have added service components to arts and sports travel programs scheduled throughout the year. Most trips also allow time for cultural excursions.
Many students opt for summer service projects and travel outside of Taft’s own offerings. Independent service travel programs abound, with opportunities ranging from wildlife preservation in Africa, to medical training and support in Mongolia. Taft students are strongly encouraged to find and create unique and innovative opportunities that support their personal interests. Partial funding for summer service-oriented programs is available through several endowed fellowships at Taft.