International Programs and Services

Holiday Trips

Mall of America. Magnificent Mile. A getaway in our own Upper Michigan backyard. A chance to help hungry children. International Programs and Services traditionally organizes two trips each year, one during the Thanksgiving break in late November, and the other during spring semester break in early March.

No school for a week, but not enough time to travel home? join your fellow Huskies for some fun!       

Learn about our traditional trips to Minnesota and Chicago—and help us brainstorm new possibilities. We want your ideas! Email suggestions to  After the trip, you can comment, tag, and share posts about our adventures on Facebook.

Event Calendar

Thanksgiving Break Trip

Mall of America, Bloomington, Minnesota

IPS arranges a charter bus and discounted hotel rooms close to the Mall of America. The largest shopping mall in the United States is a fantastic place to experience Black Friday shopping. Take an extra empty suitcase so you can fill it up with all your goodies. Downtown Minneapolis, a vibrant, culturally diverse city, is just a taxi ride away.

We will email you details when this trip is scheduled. Reservations are on a first-come first-served basis.  

Spring Break Staycation


Details will be posted soon.

Keweenaw Peninsula, Michigan

IPS hosts fun events, including sightseeing in the historic communities and beautiful Lake Superior environment that surrounds Michigan Tech—there is even a chance to watch dogsled races! Spend a few hours at the Student Development complex working out, swimming, on the tennis or squash courts, and enjoying other recreational activities at the Student Development Complex. Come along on a sunset snowshoe excursion on the Nara Nature trails near campus. We arrange for transportation, tour guides, and chaperones. You bring your spirit of adventure.

You can also put your desire to help others into action. We'll show you ways to get involved in community organizations that help children, elders, and families.

We will email you details when these events are scheduled. Reservations are on a first-come first-served basis.