WHAT WE BELIEVE

At Simply Venture, we believe that stretching your comfort zone is a conduit to personal growth.  We believe that exploring new cultures and connecting with new people creates more compassionate, understanding human beings. We believe in life-long learning.  We believe that travel without enriching experiences is a missed opportunity.  We believe that the journey is the destination.

We believe in Intentional Travel

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SERVICE

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ADVENTURE

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CULTURE


HOW HAS INTENTIONAL TRAVEL IMPACTED OUR ALUMNI?

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"Santa Barbara will always be a place of memories and echoes of laughter in my head. The Seven Falls hike not only allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, but also allowed a new communication throughout our class. We struggled at first, but then we found our strength. I saw beauty in both the water holes and the care of my classmates. When we served the people who didnโ€™t have homes, my heart felt like it was the one being served. During chapel at the SB Rescue Mission, my soul felt alive. While hearing the worship songs be sung, I listened to the lady clap in front of me; it was beautifully off beat. I could see love and gratitude flowing out of her, and the room seemed to brighten. Each year Santa Barbara holds a different experience and every year I come back wishing I never had to leave."

MEGAN SUEDKAMP, 3-Time Santa Barbara Surf & Serve Participant


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"I have continued to notice that I always come home different, and those that go on this trip always go home with at least a spark, if not a fire to live differently. This summer was my fourth time going to Uganda, and it felt like God poured gasoline on a fire that was already in my heart. Seeing the poverty in Africa has definitely left a burden on my heart, but this year witnessing the shear quantity of joy in each and every African shifted my perspective on how I live my life and what I appreciate. This experience puts people in a space to grow. For me, it has rooted in me the desire to love relentlessly, serve humbly, live radically, and find joy continuously in all circumstances."

COLE ALEXANDER, 4-TIME UGANDA Participant


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