Welcome to the DOC First-Year Trips Blog! This blog is a space for you to learn about the Trips program. Here, you’ll find everything from the stories and experiences of current students to the logistics of packing your bag.

Take some time to explore*, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

The DOC Trips Directorate

*For more guided exploration: posts on the blog are sorted into categories (found below). To simply view the most recent posts, click the “Posts” button at the top of the page (or in the drop-down menu for you mobile device folks).



For Volunteers: Where current students can find information pertaining to volunteering for the program.

Directorate Updates: Newly posted information from the Trips Directorate goes here!

Preparing for Trips: Where you’ll find all your logistical information, e.g. what to pack, arrival dates and times, etc.

Sustainability: Updates from current and past Sustainability Coordinators regarding our program’s ongoing mission to be even greener!

Voices of Trips: Stories from individual Dartmouth students about their experiences before, during, and/or after the Trips program.

Volunteer Profiles: Short-answers from current and past Trips volunteers, to help you get a feel for the many wonderful people who volunteer for our program (previously Trip Leader Profiles).

Welcome Notes: Messages of welcome and love from various Outreach Coordinators and Trips Directorate folk of yore.