MBA Service Trips

Each year groups of MBA gentlemen and their chaperones head across the globe on community-centered adventures.  The Dominican Republic trip has long been a favorite of MBA students, mostly from the 9th and 10th grade classes.  South Africa was added to the itinerary for 11th and 12th grade boys several years ago and has quickly grown into another popular and meaningful alternative that now occurs in the summer.  Two years ago we added Cuba into the mix, offering juniors and seniors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit this intriguing country over Spring Break.  Due to unrest in Cuba, in 2022 the classes of 2022 and 2023 will travel to Greece.

We are excited again to offer a summer service trip for rising 8th and 9th graders!  Boys from the rising 8th and 9th grade classes will travel to Panama, where they will offer their skills, talent and spirit to young school children in the area.  Like the high school trips, this adventure includes daily cultural excursions and lots of fun.

South Africa

    • The Place

      Aquila Game Reserve

    • The Place

      Table Mountain

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      Cape Point

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      Boulder Penguin Beach

    • The Place

      The Team House

Cuba

    • The Culture

      Mural de la Prehistoria

    • The Culture

      Lunch and Salsa Lessons

    • The Culture

      Cigar Rolling

    • The Culture

      Hemingway's Home and Boat

    • The Culture

      Vintage Cars

    • The Culture

      BOXING!

    • MBA in Cuba

      Cuba 2018

Trip Options 2022

See below for information regarding Spring Break and Summer 2022 travel.  Note that all travel is subject to CDC and State Department guidelines for travel, including during the COVID pandemic.  ALL TRAVELERS WILL NEED TO BE FULLY VACCINATED NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO TRAVEL. 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 9TH/10TH GRADERS - Spring Break 2022


9th and 10th graders are invited to travel to the Dominican Republic to work with our friends in Cielo.  MBA has long partnered with the community there to improve infrastructure, help folks become homeowners, improve the local school and more! 

Dates: March 14-19, 2022
Price: $2450 (including lodging, airfare, ground transportation, food, in-country COVID test and more).

Join us at the interest meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 5:30 pm in Pfeffer Auditorium.

NOTE: ALL TRAVELERS MUST BE VACCINATED AND HAVE A NEGATIVE COVID TEST PRIOR TO TRAVEL.

GREECE - 11TH/12TH GRADERS - Spring Break 2022

MBA juniors and seniors are invited to join our friends at Squads Abroad on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Athens and the surrounding areas.  Our work will be focused on empowering refugee-owned microenterprises and youth organizations.  In our free time we will tour the Acropolis and the Greek Isles, take part in cultural activities and learn more about the challenges faced by Greek citizens and refugees to the country. 

Dates: March 10-18, 2022
Price: $3275 (including lodging, airfare, ground transportation, food, in-country COVID test and more).

Join us at the interest meeting on Tuesday, September 28, 5:30 pm in Pfeffer Auditorium.

NOTE: ALL TRAVELERS MUST BE VACCINATED AND HAVE A NEGATIVE COVID TEST PRIOR TO TRAVEL.

SOUTH AFRICA - ALL H.S. STUDENTS - Summer 2022


Calling all high school students to a trip of a lifetime ... the South Africa experience is back!  MBA students will travel to Cape Town, South Africa to spend a week of unforgettable service, culture and beauty in June 2020.  The group will spend rewarding days working on projects for Living Hope, an organization that serves the poor and sick in Cape Town, and interacting with local residents.  Our past experiences in this community have made a huge impact not only on the people of Cape Town but on each boy and chaperone who has had the opportunity to volunteer.  Robben Island, South African townships, a penguin colony, Table Mountain and more round out the journey, making it truly a trip to remember. 

For the first time this year, we will also be visiting Soweto and Kruger National Park!  It is going to be a truly amazing experience.

Details of this trip will be available soon.  

PANAMA - RISING 8TH/9TH GRADERS - Summer 2022

MBA is proud to offer our third annual international service trip for Junior School boys. The group will be traveling to Panama during the month of June.  We are working out details of this trip, and they will be available soon.

Dominican Republic

    • The Work

      Teamwork

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      Learning New Skills

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      Building

    • The Work

      Working Those Muscles

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