A Brief Interim, Life-long Lessons

PeruStudents traveled the globe, served others, and explored new cultures during Trinity’s Interim 2011. Trinity sets aside a two-week period in January to give students various opportunities to learn “way” outside the classroom, offering a diverse selection of courses overseas, across the U.S., and on campus.

To read journal entries from the overseas trips and to view photos, visit: Interim Blogs

Students on this year’s Costa Rica Interim, led by Dr. Tom Roose, associate professor of physics and science education, had the opportunity to see and study some of the greatest biodiversity in the world.

“The main highlight of my trip, besides being plunged deep into the lush Costa Rican rainforest, was getting to experience the Costa Rican culture,” said Melissa Conrad ’14 of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois.

“You could tell that people had a deep appreciation for everything and a strong respect for nature, as well as each other.”

Other overseas offerings included service learning in Peru, Jamaica, and Ecuador. Closer to home, students experienced an intentional biblical community in Georgia, participated in the 2011 Christian Student Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., and ministered at Restoration Ministries in Harvey, Illinois. A variety of other special interest courses were available on campus.


Costa Rica