The purpose of Alternative Breaks is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in service and interact with diverse cultures in the United States during university breaks. This is a unique and engaging way to make the most of your spring break or any other extended recess from class. You will have opportunities to break out of your comfort zone, learn about other cultures, and do work for others that moves you to become a more engaged member of both your community and the world at large.
In past years, students have helped with disaster relief in New Orleans, worked with the Cherokee Nation in Tennessee, and done environmental restoration in Utah. These are highly impactful experiences for the students who attend. They are able to learn about themselves, another community, do service, and make great friendships!
Alternative Spring Break 2011 will be March 13th – 19th. Four students and one trip advisor will travel to the California’s San Joaquin Valley to work with community partners on the issue of rural community health.
For more information on ASB, contact Donovan Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-895-3231.