New Orleans

New Orleans is like no other city in the world.
It’s where jazz was born and lives on. Where dining out is a religious experience. Where dressing in costume requires no reason at all. And with its buzzing tech and arts scenes, New Orleans is a place to make your mark.

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This is your chance to bring learning to life. From Loyola’s Uptown location, you’ll head out into New Orleans to apply what you’re learning, help others, and shape the city itself.

  • Treat 1,000 Dental Patients

    Transform Mardi Gras World—a giant storage facility for parade floats— into a pop-up dental clinic.

  • Extend the Food Supply

    Plant fruit trees at the Acorn Farm in an urban food desert.

  • Reduce Recidivism Rates

    Help nonprofit First 72+ build a database that assesses the needs of former inmates moving back into society.

  • Translate For Immigrants

    Be an interpreter to help local lawyers and immigration advocates aid an influx of unaccompanied minors fleeing Central America.

  • Work on the Modern Slavery Research Project

    Fight human trafficking and help homeless youth get off the streets.

  • Design for Businesses

    Turn some heads! Design new brand identities and marketing materials for businesses ranging from restaurants to clothing stores.

  • Help Youth Improve Life Skills

    Volunteer with student-founded organization KEYNola to teach teenagers everything from managing their money to knowing their constitutional rights.

  • Demo How Science Works

    Teach kids how to make liquid nitrogen ice cream or how to power a light bulb with the turn of a crank.

  • Give Tax Advice

    Assist low-income taxpayers in filing their taxes.

  • Volunteer in Local Schools

    Help first graders at ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy write—and publish—their own books.

  • Share Your Computer Skills

    Work as a computer literacy tutor at the city’s largest homeless shelter for men.

  • Get Philosophical

    Use games and art to engage elementary students in deep questions—like “What do Aristotle’s Poetics and The Wizard of Oz have in common?”—during a meeting of the Philosopher Kids group.

  • Build Your Own App

    Create a cool hiking app for a nature institute.

  • Report the Latest Local News

    Write stories, shoot video, and collaborate on breaking news with The Times-Picayune, New Orleans’ largest newspaper.

  • Teach French Through Design

    Turn second-graders’ French stories into subtitled animations.

  • Volunteer for Mission and Ministry

    Plan a Passover Seder, Ramadan Iftar dinner, or Awakening Retreat for the student community.

  • Roll Out A Campaign

    Build a PR campaign encouraging local art vendors to use a new person-to-person payment system to increase profits (and avoid service fees).

  • Plan, Produce, and Perform

    Tackle everything from promotions to setlists to performing for student-run shows at the legendary

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Come on Down

So you believe it: the sounds, the food, the magic—New Orleans is something to experience. But you want to see it for yourself. Can’t blame you. And it works out for us—because we’d love to see you too.

To schedule a tour or to register for on-campus events, go on over here. And if you need a place to stay, talk to our friends at these hotels, and make sure to tell them we sent you (so you get those Big Easy friend-prices).