collage of students doing work during the 2016 Alternative Spring Break week

Shown below are the trip locations for the 2016/2017 Alternative Spring Break program.

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Cost: $1800

Students will travel to Banff, Alberta to serve with Parks Canada. The service theme for ASB Banff is centered on Canadian conservation efforts and the challenges faced by the national parks in our country. Students will assist with projects relating to ecological integrity, environmental monitoring, wildlife tracking, sensitive species surveys, park upkeep and more. While serving, students will learn about the challenges of Canadian conservation efforts and parks in the ever-changing Canadian landscape, as well as the impact these challenges present to surrounding communities. This is a great opportunity for students interested in the environment, science and anyone else interested in this unique challenge faced by Canada.

Mondana, Ecuador (Amazon)

Cost: $2285

Students will travel to Mondana, Ecuador to serve with Me to We. The service themes for ASB Ecuador include access to education, clean water and sanitation, and biodiversity in the Amazon. Students will assist with projects that help improve access to education and clean water. In addition to this project, students will learn about the Indigenous culture and biodiversity in the Amazon.

Aldea de los Angeles, Guatemala

Cost: $2000

Students will travel to Aldea de los Angeles, Guatemala to serve with Students Offering Support (SOS). The service theme for ASB Guatemala is education. Students will assist with the construction of a sports court in order to enhance the school facilities and improve the quality of education. In addition to this project, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities and engage with the local community.

Queens, New York, USA

Cost: $1750

Students will travel to Queens, New York to serve with Friends of Rockaway. The service theme for ASB New York is disaster relief. Students will assist with construction projects related to elevating homes that are at a high risk of flooding. This project emerged following Hurricane Sandy, which caused severe flooding in several areas of New York City. In addition to this project, students will learn about the impact of Hurricane Sandy, as well as the history and culture of New York City.

San Marcos, Nicaragua

Cost: $2285

Students will travel to a community near San Marcos, Nicaragua to serve with Me to We. The service themes for ASB Nicaragua include access to education, and clean water and sanitation. Students will assist with projects that help improve access to education and clean water. In addition to this project, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities and engage with the local community.

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Cost: $1850

Students will travel to New Orleans, Louisiana to serve with SBP. The service theme for ASB New Orleans is disaster relief. Students will assist with the rebuilding efforts of homes that were damaged during Hurricane Katrina. Although it has been over 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans is still in the process of rebuilding. In addition to this project, students will also learn about the impact of Hurricane Katrina, and participate in cultural activities.

*Please note these destinations are tentative and are subject to change.