As the 2018 spring semester came to a close and students were busy making summer plans to visit beach towns and cookouts, one group of students at The College of Saint Rose was busy preparing for a service trip to Guatemala.

Some of the students never before visited Central America, while others were returning to a place they grew to love, for a cause that’s close to their hearts. Like Kerrigan Mahoney ’20, a Music Education major, who signed up for the second year in a row to visit a country that doesn’t feel so foreign to her anymore.

“Going there touched my heart,” Mahoney said, days after returning from her trip. “Seeing the need and taking in everything that the people had to teach me made me want to go back again.”

Read more about their trip here.