Spring Alternative Break Trips

Spring Trips: Mar 15th - 21st, 2020




If you are interested in applying to be a Staff/Faculty Learning Partner you may apply here.

Kanab, UT: Animal Advocacy & Environmental Conservation

Participants will not only discover the beauty of the local national and state parks through hiking but also learn from rangers as they speak on the difficulties and importance of the conservation of our nation's parks. Participants will also work with Best Friends Animal Society, the largest animal sanctuary in the United States, as they work to create a world with "No More Homeless Pets."

Participation Cost: $600

Number of Participants: 10

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


Los Santos, Costa Rica: Community Development & Sustainable Agriculture

This trip will include a number of projects focused on sustainable development with the community-based organization, Green Communities in Los Santos, Costa Rica. Some of the projects may include working on organic coffee farms to remove pesticides from the environment or construction throughout the community with eco-bricks. In addition to the service projects, the trip will include a variety of cultural activities.

Participant Cost: $800

Number of Participants: 15

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


New Orleans, LA: Disaster Relief & Community Building

Our oldest and largest service trip, ASB New Orleans focuses on the issue areas of disaster relief, community building, and urban restoration. Students learn about New Orleans and the present-day impact from Hurricane Katrina over 10 years ago. We partner with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for future homeowners and with the Green Project to repurpose and recycle reusable building materials. Participants also have the opportunity to experience the culture of nearby communities.

Participant Cost: $400

Number of Participants: 35

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


Philadelphia, PA: Public Health

ASB Philadelphia participants will have the opportunity to work with organizations focused on urban farming and food insecurity, which aim to increase accessibility to nutritious food. Overall, participants will learn about the inequality which exists across different groups in their access to food and how affects individual and community health. Through reflection and exploration of Philadelphia and its vibrant culture, they will discover ways to better understand communities in which they serve.

Participant Cost: $250

Number of Participants: 10

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].


Tahlequah, OK: Native American Education & Culture

Despite countless hardships and a difficult history, Cherokee Nation maintains a strong sense of community and culture and strives for a brighter future. Participants will volunteer at Cherokee Nation Head Start, a federally funded program dedicated to promoting school readiness in children, ages 0-5, who may be economically disadvantaged. The program eases the transition from preschool and prepares the children to succeed in elementary school while incorporating Cherokee language culture in the classroom to pass on the Cherokee culture to future generations. Participants will be immersed in the Cherokee culture.

Participation Cost: $400

Number of Participants: 10

Questions? Contact us at [email protected].