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Spring Break: Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring Break

Spring Break

How much does the program cost?

On average, the subsidized cost each year has been $1800. The cost includes flights, accommodations, ground transportation, meals, group excursions and the visa application. It does not include any personal shopping or vaccinations/medications required for travel.

What are the dates?

This is a Spring Break trip. We typically leave one or two days prior to the break in order to maximize our time in Delhi. Trip dates are made known in October.

When can I apply?

Applications typically open in the month of October and close in early November. Announcements via the Surf Report, Facebook, and digital signs will let you know when the application is available. Decisions are made and commitments are requested before the Fall semester ends.

How competitive is the program?

We accept 6-8 students for this trip. The positions are always competitive and each year we are unable to accept all of the applicants.

What are you looking for in candidates?


  • Passionate about Global Justice;
  • Must have completed at least one year of legal education;
  • Available during the trip dates given


  • Experience in global justice related work
  • Pursuing careers in global justice

Who leads the trip?

Every year we have had a different professor assist in leading the trip. Past professors who embarked to India included: Hillary Reed, Chris Goodman, and Jeff Baker. The 2017 trip was led by Professor Jim Gash. Every year the program manager joins the team along with the professors and students.

What can I expect participating in this trip?

Expect to have all of your expectations blown away during this trip. The people you will meet and the opportunities you will have will be life-changing. This is not just a fun Spring Break alternative. This is designed to rock your world and to give you leverage as you begin planning your career. It gives us the opportunity to fulfill our mission here at Pepperdine: to strengthen your life for purpose, service, and leadership. Practically speaking, traveling halfway around the world and back in the course of ten days is exhausting. Being in a new culture and meeting new people might be uncomfortable. But the opportunities we have to engage with this country and assist in building a stronger system of justice is well worth the exhaustion and discomfort. You won't regret joining us on this adventure!

What do we do?

The Spring Break trip has evolved over the years. It has taken place in a variety of locations with an even wider scope of activities. The current vision for this trip is to engage in deeper relationships with the country of India. We anticipate investing our time and knowledge in assisting to create a more efficient and effective justice system.

While the activities of each trip differ and are finalized a few months beforehand, you can read about the activities of our most recent trip here.

What if I have other questions?

Please contact jenna.dewalt@pepperdine.edu with any additional inquiries.