Alternative Spring Break
What is Alternative Spring Break?
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a weeklong immersion experience dedicated to learning about complex social and cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussions, and reflections. ASB breaks the stereotypes traditionally associated with college spring break trips.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) at Penn State Greater Allegheny encourages students to become active members of a global society by promoting social awareness through direct service, experiential learning, and reflection.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) at Penn State Greater Allegheny provides opportunities for students to be immersed into cultures and communities throughout the United States through direct service, experiential learning, and reflection.
Alternative Spring Break 2019
Dates: Friday, March 1-Saturday, March 9
Location: Fajardo, Puerto Rico
- Help families rebuild their homes and provide desperately needed building supplies and other necessities for families struggling without flood insurance and limited government support
- Support Boy's and Girl's Clubs and Head Start Programs with tutoring and school repair
- Help restore the devastated environment and parks that are vital to the ecosystem and economy of Puerto Rico
- Bring skilled labor to the recovery effort that started in summer 2018
Costs: Total trip cost is estimated at $1355. This cost is all inclusive of flights, other travel, lodging, food, project materials and project coordination. A $150 deposit is due October 1. The deposit is included in the $1355.
In addition, multiple fundraising opportunities are offered to students to aid in paying for the trip. Fundraising includes a grant proposal, letter writing campaign, as well as selling Ye Old College Diner Grilled Stickies and Yankee Candles.
For more information on lodging, meals, service, etc. click here.
Interested in ASB? Contact ASB Coordinators:
Louise Whyte Aravich
Residence Life and Student Activities Coordinator