Students on a mission trip in Costa Rica

Alternative Spring Break Mission Trips

Ghosts of the Holy City: An Immersion into Race, Faith, and Place in Charleston, South Carolina

Students are invited on an alternative Spring Break trip March 11–13, 2024. Join the Chapel’s minister for intercultural engagement, Rev. Racquel Gill, in this immersion experience of the legacy of race and faith in Charleston, nicknamed "The Holy City." Plans include visits to the International African American Museum, the historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, and the Avery Research Center for African American culture at the College of Charleston. The trip will also include some of the city's amazing cuisine and a ghost tour excursion! To learn more, email Rev. Gill.

Christ in the Desert Retreat

At the remote Monastery of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico, you'll have space and time for prayer, reflection, contemplation, and rest. The trip will run from March 10 through 15, 2024. To learn more and sign up, email Rev. Bruce Puckett.

Past Mission Trips

Costa Rica Mission Trip

Usually a ten day round-trip, it consists of participating in a build project at a partner Christian organization in Costa Rica with ties to Durham and Duke University. Enrolling in a house course is required to participate in this trip (please email Bruce directly with questions about enrollment) and it focuses on group engagement and cultural participation of the local Costa Rican culture.


Religious Life Mission Trip Funding

As designee of the Chapel dean, the Religious Life Staff Mission Funding Committee is responsible for reviewing applications for religious life mission funds.