Alternative Spring Break Team Structure

Each trip for Alternative Spring Break is typically comprised of:

  • 12-18 Participants: Undergraduate students
  • 2 Team Leaders: Undergraduate students (typically previous ASB participants)
  • 2 Team Advisors: Carleton staff/faculty members or Graduate students

Please see below for further details on each type of position and how to apply.

Students from Alternative Spring Break on the side of a mountain pondering life

Participants

Participants will take part in all aspects of the ASB program, including all Pre-Departure sessions, Campus to Community Days, Post-Departure, as well as all fundraising initiatives. ASB participants represent the Student Experience Office and Carleton University in a professional manner throughout the travel experience. They will be positive role models for fellow student participants and Carleton students.

In each ASB group, there will be 12-18 students from all academic faculties and years of study. If you have an interest in making a difference and positively impacting a community, then you should apply! Preference will be given to new applicants, but past participants are also welcome to apply.

Application Period

The application period for ASB Participants for the 2017/2018 program will open in September.

Team Leaders

Team Advisors from Alternative Spring Break in NicaraguaEvery ASB trip has two team leaders who have previously participated in ASB. Team Leaders are full-time Carleton University students who will work in cooperation with two Team Advisors (Carleton University staff members) and one other Team Leader to guide a group of student participants through the Alternative Spring Break program. Team Leaders will assist with various aspects of the program, including: recruitment and team selection, service site arrangements, preparing the team, leading structured reflection activities, assisting with fundraising efforts, maintaining a blog of the experience and evaluating the program for the experience.

Application Period

The application period for ASB Team Leaders for the 2017/2018 program will open by September 1st.

Team Advisors

The Student Experience Office hires staff/faculty and full-time graduate students to participate as Team Advisors for the Alternative Spring Break program. Team Advisors represent the Student Experience Office and Carleton University in a professional manner throughout the travel experience. They are positive role models and advisors for student participants and support students in their learning and personal development by providing guidance and feedback throughout the experience.

Application Period

Apply today to become an ASB Team Advisor!  Applications can be found here and are due on Monday, August 7th, 2017.  All details for submission can be found on the application form.