Brigades are service trips lasting 7-10 days, offered every year during winter break, spring break, and summer (soon after spring semester commencement ceremonies). Brigades take place in Honduras, Panama, Ghana, and Nicaragua and are organized by chapter. The type of projects vary greatly by discipline. To find out about travel eligibility, please consult the appropriate chapter president listed on the Executive Officers pageFor information on trip costs/payments, check out our Brigade Cost Breakdown and our Brigade Payment Procedure.

To view the collective list of trips offered through Global Brigades for the current academic year, refer to our Trip Offerings page. To be considered for any of the brigades offered through Penn State, please fill out our Brigade Application by the appropriate deadline according to the following deadline schedule:

  • Winter break brigades: application due October 18th, 2013
  • Spring break brigades: application due December 6th, 2013
  • Summer break brigades: application due February 28th, 2014

Acceptances to brigades will be awarded on a rolling basis. Applications may close early for a particular brigade if all seats are filled.

For more information regarding projects conducted on brigades or the trips available through each club for the current academic year, select a chapter below.

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