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Van Life-NOLA edition

There were so many key players that made this trip a memorable one, from the professors to my peers, community partners, but most importantly to the van! Reflecting back on the trip, the ESRM van truly brought people together. We all bonded and laughed over the various times we would all jump up when we would drive through a pothole. Not to hate on the NOLA streets but at points, it felt like we were on a mini rollercoaster. The ESRM van was able to bring lots of fun memories to the trip and allowed all of us to get closer to one another.

Working at Woodlands Preserve the van allowed us to carry our equipment for the day but most importantly carry our snacks for the day after a long day of charging! After a long day or a long drive, most of us took advantage of the van for a quick power nap. (Proof below)

Picture by Denise Aguilar

Food For Thought

-New Orleans School of Cooking-

On saturday March 18th we attendend the New Orleans School of Cooking, this place is family owned and was established in 1980. Our instructor and chef was Michael who started our class with a walk around the French Quarter. Michael gave us the historty to the ninth ward and is an exceptional story teller and guide! All the information spoken by Michael was tied back to food and the histoty and impact it has had on New Orleans. Once at the school we got into different groups to prepare New Orlean dishes. The experience was more than amazing, learning the history while learning the food of this area is a great hands on experience that I recomned everyone have. We cooked the corn and crab bisque, cajun sweet and spicy coleslaw, muffaletta sandwich, BBQ shrimp and grits, and bread pudding. All the food was fantastic and such a fun time! 🙂

2019 Class Applications

Travel with ESRM this Spring

Applications are open for our upcoming Service Learning in New Orleans Trip.

Our Service Learning in New Orleans trip has just opened this week.  Applications will be accepted until November 15, but getting them in earlier than later is always the best approach.

What do we do?

We travel to Louisiana to help these regions understand their current state of affairs, materially contribute to their restoration and recovery, and better understand these people and places.  See our class blogs for New Orleans and to get a sense of what we do on these trips.  You can also see any of our class lectures or trip videos, here are a few:

Who can apply?

Any undergraduate enrolled at CSUCI can apply.  We have no major restrictions or pre-requisites.  A freshman Sociology major is just as eligible as a senior ESRM major (although we do tend to skew our acceptances towards students nearing graduation).

Given the physical nature of our trips into the field, all participants must have health insurance during the time of our trip, be able to lift 40 lbs., hike for extended periods, and be in good general physical condition.

How much does the trip cost?

Campus pays for ⅔ of our trip costs, you pay for the remainder.  This year that will be $700 for New Orleans.

Do I get academic credit?

Yes.  You will enroll in a 3 unit course; ESRM 492: Service Learning in New Orleans.


New Orleans Student Application Form

New Orleans Faculty Recommendation Form

Application review will begin on November 15, with students notified of acceptance by Thanksgiving.

And we’re off!

All things went surprisingly smooth with this mornings departure from campus and arrival at LAX for our flight to NOLA. Hmmmm…something seems amiss.

We also have discovered a new airport waiting game: guess who has had swine flu…and guess who has had Ebola!