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Spring Break in Kanab, Utah

Two little brown puppies run in a field.

Examine how animal protection, environmental stewardship and human rights issues intersect in this special opportunity to research and volunteer at the world-renowned Best Friend's Animal Sanctuary in beautiful Kanab, Utah. On any given day, about 1,600 animals call Best Friends Animal Sanctuary a home-between-homes. Dogs, cats, bunnies, birds, horses, pigs and other barnyard animals come here from all over the country, each and every one seeking a safe haven where they can find refuge, love and acceptance. Participants will also have opportunities to give a sanctuary animal resident a chance to stay with them in their beautiful accommodations and visit some of Utah's most beautiful National Parks and natural wonders.

Dates and Destination

  • Dates: March 13 - March 20, 2021
  • Application Deadline: October 30, 2020
  • Destination: Kanab, Utah

The Course

Course Code: CRJ391
Course Title: Service in Animal and Environmental Justice

This course fulfills a general elective requirement or Criminal Justice major requirement for graduation.

A man stands on a cliff overlooking canyons in Utah.


The estimated cost per participant of this program is between $2,000 and $2,500. This includes the 3 credit course, roundtrip airfare, on site transportation, hotel accommodations, daily breakfast and lunch, comprehensive health insurance, and all cultural excursions in and near Kanab, Utah.


Please contact Dr. Kim Spanjol or for more information.