The Good Counsel El Salvador trip is an international service/immersion trip that takes place each January and July. Students and faculty members travel to San Salvador, El Salvador and participate in Project FIAT. Through Project FIAT, students volunteer in the impoverished neighborhoods of San Salvador and provide much needed assistance to the community. Projects include building houses, visiting hospitals and orphanages, and working at daycare centers.
While service is a very valuable part of this trip, it is the people of El Salvador and the relationships established that really make it a truly rewarding experience. Students who volunteer will work, dine, converse, and feel a sense of solidarity with the people of El Salvador.
Students will receive service hours for the trip, but also are expected to participate in monthly meetings, fundraising, and team building exercises prior to departure. Applications for the July and January trip will be distributed in March.
For students who are interested in applying for the July trip or the January trip they must have the following qualifications: