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Briar Cliff students already preparing for January service trips

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Students will be gone for about two weeks. Students will be gone for about two weeks.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

Briar Cliff University has been traveling to Guatemala through the Institute for Trafficked, Exploited & Missing Persons for the past nine years.

Students are given the chance to serve for credit during their January break between semesters. One of the goals is global social justice. The program is working to become increasingly global, with trips to Honduras and beyond.

Faculty who've made these trips before say they can really help students put life in perspective.

"In two short weeks, they go from just taking what they have for granted, to understanding how precious water is, how precious electricity, how precious a stable family is," said Heather Craig-Oldsen, professor and director of the social work program at Briar Cliff University.

Students will be gone for about two weeks.

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