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About ASB


An exciting opportunity for you to give back!

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a service-learning opportunity that builds teams of students and connects them with local partners. As an ASB team member, you will engage in meaningful community-driven service and critical personal reflection. 

Throughout the ASB program you’ll be encouraged to connect your academic studies to the project, and actively reflect on how your social justice commitments can engage with real-world challenges. Groups will be selected to ensure that there is representation from a wide range of academic programs. We want to build bridges for you between disciplines. Encountering different points of view can help students to think more critically and to connect the local with the global.

ASB is recruiting student participants! The application deadline is Friday, October 5. Apply now!

What is Alternative Spring Break?

The peak of the ASB is an intensive week of social action that happens during Reading Week in February. For the 2018/2019 program, there are three different trips, each with a different service learning focus. Visit our Destinations page to learn more!

The ASB is a six-month long volunteer commitment! Team-building and project preparation will precede the Reading Week part of the experience. You will meet with representatives from the partner organizations, listen to guest speaker seminars, conduct preliminary research, and participate in various fundraising efforts for the trips. You will make a difference! After the Reading Week experience, you will meet once as a team to debrief, and once more to showcase your experiences for an audience. Your work will impact others! Please have a look at the ASB Calendar to learn more about the overall experience.