Traveling Trunks of Africa, Asia and Latin America
The Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame offers the Traveling Trunks of Africa, Asia and Latin America free of charge to educators in the Michiana area. These treasure chests of engaging materials from around the world help students learn about the diverse cultures of these regions through hands-on activities. Each trunk comes with a curriculum guide, books, music CDs, instruments and cultural items.
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Reservations for the new academic year begin in early fall. Please check availability before submitting your request for reservation.
All educators are required to submit a one-time lending agreement the first time a trunk is borrowed. If a lending agreement is not on file, the Kellogg Institute will be unable to release the trunk to the educator. Click here to complete the lending agreement.
There are no user fees for borrowing the trunks. However, if items are lost or damaged, the educator is responsible for the replacement cost. If the trunks are not returned after a 2-day grace period, the Kellogg Institute will charge a late fee of $5.00 per day. Late fees will be used for the acquisition of additional materials.
Reservations for first semester (August through December) will begin in August and for second semester (January through May) in November. Please limit your requests to two trunks. After the first month of reservation requests teachers may reserve any trunks still available for the semester. Please make reservations at least one week before your requested pick-up to allow us time to inventory and prepare the trunk.
It is our goal to have as many trunks in circulation as possible. Trunks may be borrowed for up to one month. Please borrow only for the amount of time you need the trunk so other educators have as much access to the trunk as possible. Any educator who gives less than a one-week notice for the cancelation of a confirmed trunk reservation may be prohibited from borrowing trunks for the remainder of the semester as well as the following semester.
Pick-up and Drop-off
Trunks are picked up and returned at 130 Hesburgh Center on the University of Notre Dame campus, and may be kept for a maximum of one month. You may park on the sidewalk adjacent to the south side of the building if you use your emergency flashers. Click here for a campus map.
To view the inventory list of a trunk and to check for availability and request a trunk, click on the countries listed below.