Jr. Bills on the recent Russian summer exchange program did more than learn the language and explore cultural sites of interest.
For the four consecutive year, they undertook a daylong service project at St. John the Baptist Parish in Pushkin (a suburb of St. Petersburg), helping with various maintenance projects around the parish grounds. They also made a donation to the parish in SLUH's name.
Their service project was part of the Russian summer exchange program, an academic program that counts as course credit. Typically about ten juniors/rising seniors stay with host families from Gimnaziya #209, go to school each day and get three 45-minutes classes, then visit a museum or place of cultural significance.