PUERTO RICO First Year Experience (FYE) Team


Carolina, Puerto Rico

Trip Dates

Spring Break 2019 (March 9-16)

Upcoming Interest Meetings

contact Martin Hall Director, J.D. Newman for more info!

Application Deadline

October 23rd!


Partnering and staying with Igelsia Bautista de Metropolis in Carolina, Puerto Rico (outside of San Juan) to help with ongoing hurricane/community relief projects including a build project.


NO PASSPORT REQUIRED! Open to first year students of all majors interested in serving together over spring break! Great for students who live in one of the traditional first year experience halls (Martin, Collins, Kokernot, Penland, UHouse, and Texana) OR any first-year friend who'd like to join in!

Why Go?

One of the goals of living in a first-year hall is to focus on the Student Life learning objective of "Community." Our hope is to engage the conversation about authentic Christian community through the action of serving others in need. While not all college students can donate money to aid others in need, we hope to show that we can offer our strength, compassion, and our time as a way to provide aid. We intend to provide space for reflection during times of the trip in order to help students stretch and grow. We are seeking transformational education by engaging students outside the classroom through service, and aiding them in their learning through reflection.

How Much Does it Cost?

Total Trip Cost = $1,620 (before BUMissions supplment of $160 applied below) ACTUAL COST= $1460

Nov 2: Non-Refundable Deposit of $75

Nov 19: Payment #1 = $350

Dec 19: Payment #2 = $525

Nov 5 – Jan 9: Fundraising Window

What About Fundraising?!

Absolutely! we highly recommend that students actively fundraise for their trip. We'll walk you through that process! Don't let the pricetag scare you from applying! Baylor Missions will set you up for success! For more info on support raising click here

Get More Info! Contact the LEADERS!

J.D. Newman, Martin Hall Director

Clay Butler, Martin Hall Faculty in Residence