For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
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Participation is required for all EM cadets who are freshmen or who transfer to MMA in the Spring. Cadets will be accompanied by the four EM Rates along with MMA faculty.
The HFH facility (known as the “Domestic Global Village”) is located at 1806 South Bay Street, Eustis, Florida 32726 which is a 48 mile drive from Orlando International Airport. The Domestic Global Village (DGV) is a well maintained, clean, safe, and climate controlled building complex that has an established track record of successfully hosting collegiate volunteer groups. Their website, including pictures, media, and testimonials, can be found at http://voluntourismcf.com/
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Participants must have completed Introduction to Emergency Management and be in good academic and Regimental standing. Participants are required to have medical insurance.
Cohorts will travel as a group. Air and ground transportation are included in your fees. All cadets are expected to travel to and from Florida together.
HFH provides training and professional supervision for all volunteers to ensure work site safety. In the event medical care is needed, a large regional hospital is located 2.5 miles away from the DGV facility. We will have a watch system in place to ensure accountability. Faculty and Rates will reside in the same facility as the Cadets.
Student living quarters are gender segregated 8-10 person rooms with bunk beds. Lockers are available in each room. The rooms open to a mixed-use communal space that serves as a mess deck, classroom, and recreational area. Washers and dryers are available on the premises and the hygiene facilities are large, clean, and well maintained.