Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Rendez-Vous Haiti Trip

Young girl from HaitiJanuary 3 - 13, 2016

Come to Haiti with us! Give a helping hand with 116 children. Learn, teach, share, respond—be part of a development and spiritual journey.

Like loving relatives who come for a short visit, volunteers bring learning, attention, and fun to individual children and work with Foyer Notre Dame de Lourdes for its sustainable development. Share 10 days of immersion with the wonderful children of the Foyer, which is located in rural Santo, Commune de Croix des Bouquets (40 minutes from Port-au-Prince).

Goals for the Trip

  • Students at computers in HaitiTeach English language classes
  • Foster computer literacy
  • Share craft making and games
  • Enjoy a cultural exchange
  • Tentative beach outing with the children
  • Support development of a takeout counter

Individual Cost

Group of young children from Haiti$2,100 (10 days)

Includes airline tickets, transfers in Haiti, basic dorm-style housing, shared bathroom, filtered water, all local transportation, three meals a day, occasional internet, emergency evacuation insurance

Please note: there is no hot water in Haiti, so showers will be cold

Not included: $10 entry tax to Haiti, U.S. airport transfer, personal expenses

Fundraising is encouraged.


For selection interview, more information, and to register, contact Mrs. Catherine Savell at csavell@loyola.edu or rendezvoushaiti@gmail.com.

Student criteria for participation: minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, no history of serious disciplinary record, proof of health insurance that will cover them abroad, at least for emergencies.

Reservation deposit of $550 is due by Nov. 13, 2015.

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Catherine Savell

Catherine Savell

This member of the French faculty started a nonprofit to support children and young adults experiencing poverty in Haiti

Modern Languages & Literatures