West Virginia (Wellness, Habitat for Humanity)

Important Dates:

EXTENDED Deposit Deadline:
January 11, 2022
Scholarship Deadline: December 11, 2021
Final Payment Deadline: February 25, 2022
Mandatory Orientation Meeting: Spring semester 2022

west virginia group at habitat build

WELL 1023: Hiking, Backpacking and Camping: West Virginia
Professor: Abigail Drescher
Email: adrescher@augusta.edu

This course and study away opportunity serves two purposes. One purpose is to expose students to hiking and camping in the mountains. The other purpose is for students to reflect upon their outdoor experiences and service learning with Habitat for Humanity and apply it to their post-graduation life. Students will learn how to hike in an unfamiliar and challenging environment in West Virginia. Hiking, camping, service-learning and other outdoor activities will be used as discussions and reflections points for the student’s journey and experiences throughout college and post-graduation. It is suggested that students with 60 or more hours participate in this Wellness 1023 Study Away program. Topics to develop the student and prepare them for post-graduation include budgeting, cooking, basic house repair, navigation without GPS, adjusting to a new environment, and risk taking as part of life and career trajectory. Team building activities will take place that can be applied to the workplace and/or graduate school.

*To make a deposit on this program, you must have completed 30 credit hours*

*This course will be a SPRING semester class and will meet four times in the SPRING semester. Students will receive an "incomplete" until they return from the travel portion of the course in the SUMMER*

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*subject to change*

Pre-Trip Class Dates in the Spring Semester: (refer back for updates)

March 2022 : Pre-trip meeting from 2-3pm
Introductions and Career Services
April 2022: Pre-trip meeting from 2-3pm Gear Overview, Itinerary, and Planning
April 2022:  Pre-trip meeting from 2-3pm Career Services
April 2022: Pre-trip meeting from 2-3pm  Final Check In, Gear Check, Logistics

May 15, 2022
Travel to West Virginia Habitat for Humanity Build Site in Lewisburg, WV; Check in with HFH

May 16, 2022west virginia group in front of dome in white sulphur springs
Habitat for Humanity Build

May 17, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Build and Etiquette Dinner

May 18, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Build (1/2 Day)

May 19, 2022
Habitat for Humanity Build; Travel to New River Gorge, WV Meal at Tamarack (Art and Appalachian Culture) in Beckley, WV, visit the New River Gorge Visitors Center and set up camp at Adventures on the Gorge

May 20, 2022
Whitewater Rafting

May 21, 2022
Free time, Ziplining, and Night Hike

May 22, 2022
Return Travel to Augusta, GA 

Financial Information:

Program Fee: $1000 + Tuition & Fees
        Deposit: $200
        Final payment: $800

Tuition & Fees: Click here to calculate how much yours will be
What's included?  Transportation, lodging, mandatory excursions, some meals
Additional Expenses: Meals not included, camping gear


Payment policies and additional funding information:

Payment/Deposit Policy
Funding Your Program
Financial Aid Guide

Apply and make your deposit for this program below:

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Last Updated: 12/19/18