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Honduras Spring Break Medical Mission Trip

Click to download the 2015 Honduras Program FLIER

  • Honduras 2013

Application Deadline: January 16, 2015.

Scholarship Application Deadline: December 5, 2014

Trip Dates: March 14-22*

Program Cost $2,200* 

For more information about program cost, out-of-pocket expenses and scholarships please visit the Honduras Trip Details & Application web page.

Program History

In 2010, Jan Masland, Director of Student Health and Wellness, introduced the Ware Institute to the Honduras CARE (Central American Relief Efforts)  program. Since then, the Ware Institute has partnered with C.A.R.E. to offer this alternative spring break program. 

The Program

The Honduras Alternative Spring Break Program exposes students to the public health and development fields, working in a socially disadvantaged country. Students are encouraged to contextualize and reflect on what they have learned each day in order to understand the effect of the work they are doing as well as the potential implications on their own lives.

This is a health-related alternative break for students interested in medicine, public health, and service to others. Spanish not required.  CARE is a faith-based organization in Lancaster, PA which does not proselytize. It's mission is to mobilize volunteers and humanitarian aid in the United States to benefit populations in abject poverty in areas of Central America. Students are encouraged to visit CARE’s web site which provides valuable travel information and tips for this trip.

  • Students are asked (but not required) to collect vitamins and/or ibuprofen for distribution at health clinics. It is recommended that students request donations for these items.
  • Spanish is not required. 
  • This trip may require a minimum of 8 participants.

In the spirit of community solidarity and engaged learning, Ware Institute programs have a strict conduct policy and are drug free.

*Dates and costs may be subject to change.

Program Leaders

  • , Assistant Director of the Ware Instiute, is the F&M program leader.
  • Jan Masland, Director of Student Health & Wellness will travel with the group in Honduras
  • Andrew Appel is CARE’s interim President.
  • Kristi Philips is CARE's program leader and interpreter in Honduras. 


Contact , assistant director at Ware Institute at 717-291-4164 if you have questions about this alternative spring break.

*Dates and cost for this trip are based on a 8 participant minimum and may be subject to change.

  • Honduras Alternative Spring Break
  • 2014 Honduras Spring Break Trip
  • Eight Franklin & Marshall students traveled to Honduras in March on a medical mission trip organized by F&M's Ware Institute for Civic Engagement.

    The group partnered with CARE (Central American Relief Effort), which mobilizes volunteers to benefit populations in extreme poverty in Central America.

    Above, the F&M crew takes a break with local residents in the community of El Terrero in Pespire, Honduras. (Photo courtesy of Ryan McGonigle)