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Spring Break 2018

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While some students may be headed for some rest and relaxation during this year's break, Pace students are traveling the world for the opportunity to volunteer, explore, and soak in knowledge instead of just the sun! Follow the journeys of students lending a hand in the Rockaways, filming a documentary in Puerto Rico, studying in Shanghai, and more.

Alternative Spring Break

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore up the East Coast, leaving devastation and destruction in its path. For the past several years, compassionate and motivated students have stepped up to the plate to help rebuild the Rockaways of New York, in an effort to continue to revitalize the community. This spring break, students from Pace's New York City and Westchester campuses will volunteer their time to work on post-disaster recovery to help fellow New Yorkers who are still struggling to rebuild after the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy as part of Alternative Spring Break. You can follow along with their journey on @PaceUniversity's Instagram story, by following #PaceASB18, and by visiting the Center for Community Action and Research blog.

Making the Documentary in Puerto Rico

Next up, students will pack their bags and swap their textbooks for hands-on learning experiences as part of faculty-led programs and spring semester/spring break study abroad 2018 courses. The talented crew of Pace's Producing the Documentary class, who brought us the award-winning documentary from their trip to Cuba, is back and headed to Puerto Rico to embark on Pace's ninth year of filmmaking. Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico in 85 years. It hit the island on September 20 with sustained winds of 155 mph, knocking out power to the entire island. What happens when an island has to totally rebuild its infrastructure? What about the people?

The group will be chronicling their experience on their blog, as well as sharing relevant content on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and @PaceUniversity Instagram. They invite everyone to follow along as they blog and post through the entire production process.

Study Abroad in Shanghai

Lubin Professor Alan Eisner, PhD, leads students in a field studies course about understanding and managing in different cultures, doing business across cultures, and managing multi-national business affairs in the context of the US and China. The group will travel to Shanghai and Beijing where they will put their in-classroom case studies and expert guest lectures to practice. While abroad, the class will visit companies and cultural sites, such as the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. Tune in on Instagram @PaceUniversity as they document their time in China.

Road to Rio

In this 17th annual field study to Brazil, Lubin professors Claudia Green and Casey Frid guide students as they learn about the innovative power of entrepreneurship to solve global, social, and environmental challenges in Brazil. Using integrated case studies, speakers, and experiential exercises, the class focuses on social entrepreneurship in arts/entertainment management, and hospitality and tourism in urban and rural areas of Brazil. While abroad, students will visit business incubators and meet with entrepreneurs who have started enterprises that have a social/cultural and environmental focus, in addition to being economically sustainable. Students will also gain a global perspective on social entrepreneurship by connecting with change-makers at the Ashoka Foundation. On top of all this, students will be examining the social, environmental, and economic legacies of the 2016 Olympics and the 2014 World Cup and their impact on the economy, people, and environment. Tune in on Instagram @PaceUniversity as they document their time in Brazil.

Coasting to Costa Rica

Organized by the Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica and College of Health Professions professor Winifred Connerton, communication, science and disorders, health science, and nursing students are heading to the country to learn about health care, prenatal nutrition and pregnancy practices, sustainability issues, and qualitative research methods through visits to clinics and community centers. Tune in on Instagram @PaceUniversity as they document their time spent public and private clinics and community centers of Costa Rica.

Want to embark on a cool trip abroad? Don't forget to submit your study abroad applications for the upcoming summer, fall, and academic year by March 15.

Interested in learning more about study abroad? Check out Pace Study Abroad's website.