Are you looking for a fun and interesting way to spend your 2014 spring break? Sign up for an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip! All ASB trips contain a civic engagement component, which can take many forms. Some trips may include direct community service components, while others provide civic engagement experiences through learning about social or environmental issues at the ASB location. Trips can also include cultural learning experiences, outdoor adventures, and hands-on work experience. To learn more about the available trips, click on the links below.
Spring to Action, Break for Change is a five-day trip throughout the northwest. Participants learn about sustainable agriculture throughout the state and have the opportunity to participate in direct service at a variety of locations as well as learn about environmental issues impacting the region.
Eco Adventure: Red Rock Desert Climbing is offered through the CCE and ORC as part of the Eco Adventures program. Participants will help maintain natural desert areas and cliffs in Red Rock Canyon outside of Las Vegas, Nevada as well as have time to climb themselves! This trip offers students the chance to participate in direct service experiences as well as to learn about environmental issues impacting the region. Registration open through March 2, 2014.
- Habitat for Humanity in Guatemala is an annual trip hosted by the Palouse Habitat for Humanity. Participants spend time building homes for local families and learning about the culture and ecology of Guatemala. Participants also learn about social issues that lead to homelessness in the area. Registration now closed.
Innovation in India is a new trip offered through International Programs where students will explore the issues related to socially responsible business while visiting several socially responsible and cutting edge businesses in India. Registration now closed.
Hearts in Motion: Guatemala Medical and Surgical Mission is an annual spring break trip to Zacapa, Guatemala where students have the opportunity to provide medical treatment or act as translators for those in need of cleft lip surgery or dental care. Students also learn about social issues impacting those in need of this care. Registration now closed.