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About ASB

What is Alternative Spring Break?

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.

The peak of the ASB is an intensive week of social action that happens during the Winter Term Reading Week. For the 2018/2019 program, there were two different trips, each with a different service learning focus.

Applications are now closed for 2019-20. Check back next year!