Alternative Spring Break Trips
March 11-19, 2017
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.
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WSU Break Away Program Membership
In spring 2016, WSU officially became a member institution of , a national nonprofit that promotes and supports the development of alternative spring break programs. Break Away provides tools and trainings to help universities enhance their ASB trips. The goal of these trips is to help students think critically and compassionately about worldwide issues while becoming active world citizens through service.
More trips will be added as they become available.
Hearts in Motion: Guatemala Mission
Spring Break Trip: Open to WSU Pullman students only
Dates: March 9-19, 2016
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2016
Course Credit: FORL 300 or BIO 492
Minimum GPA: 2.5
According to , this trip "is an opportunity for students to work with the non-profit organization whose mission is to provide care and medical treatment for children, families, and communities through its programs and sponsorships in the U.S., and Central and South America. Their goal is to provide opportunities for individuals to participate in short term mission experiences. The impact of the experience on each student is at least as great as the impact on the lives of the people they touch. Many lives are changed. Hearts In Motion works to complement resources already in place while respecting the culture of those whose lives it touches."
Civic Engagement Experiences
On this trip to Guatemala, you will learn about health issues and barriers to accessing adequate health care as well as spend time helping to translate for patients receiving care or help directly with medical treatments being performed. All civic engagement for this trip can be tracked on CougSync through the CCE.