Build Something

In June, 13 Oregon State University (OSU) student-athletes* and two adoptive parents traveled to Ethiopia to build houses for families in Holt’s family preservation program. Last week, the students flew home. Many of them got emotional as they left the village where they had spent the previous six days, constructing homes of mud and straw and bonding with their teammates, the local carpenters and the community. Many of them also say they feel changed by the experience — changed in their outlook on life, their view of developing countries, and for some, maybe even their chosen career paths. 

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