Vacationing on a Caribbean island is about as ideal as it gets. Or is it? Ask any Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) mission trip participant, and you’ll hear how a vacation doesn’t compare to a mission trip, which revitalizes and energizes entire communities.
According to Dr. Jeffrey Baier, CUKC director of clinical education, mission trips impact those who choose to get involved.
“These week-long mission trips offer our students volunteer opportunities that provide experience interacting with underserved populations,” Baier said. “Each trip transforms a trimester break into a meaningful and memorable experience for our future healthcare professionals.”
CUKC is offering student mission trips in 2022 to the Dominican Republic, the second largest and most diverse Caribbean country. Two trips have been scheduled for April 23-30 and Aug. 20-27 in conjunction with the Christian Chiropractic Association.
Any CUKC student may apply for and serve on a mission trip. Chiropractic students in trimesters seven and above may provide hands-on patient care under the supervision of a licensed practitioner.
CUKC students, faculty members, and alumni interested in learning more about the mission trips are encouraged to visit cleveland.edu/mission-trips/ and contact Dr. Baier at firstname.lastname@example.org.