The Great Commitments Student Tour of Georgia hit the road today, with 34 University of Georgia undergraduate students spending their spring break on a week-long trip around the state – learning firsthand how UGA is making a difference in Georgia communities.

Ranging from the north Georgia mountains to the coast, stops on this year’s tour include Amicalola State Park, the state Capitol and Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta, the City of Senoia, Hardy Farms, the Pinpoint Heritage Museum, and the Augusta Cyber Institute.

Coordinated by Public Service & Outreach and the Division of Student Affairs, the second annual tour is based on PSO’s popular New Faculty Tour, which introduces new faculty to the state each August. It is specifically designed to help students gain a real world understanding of the university’s land- and sea-grant mission and see how UGA is working towards its commitment of healthier people, stronger communities, and a more secure future.

The five-day tour, which is sponsored by the Office of the President and is free to all students selected to participate, also provides students an opportunity to network and develop relationships with their peers, who represent 10 different colleges and departments from across the university.