collage of students doing work during the 2016 Alternative Spring Break week such as pushing wheelbarrows, and working in gardens.

ASB 2019-2020 destinations are confirmed! See below from more information.

Questions about destinations can be directed to asb@carleton.ca

Participant applications are now open! Apply by September 27th, 2019 at noon!

Apply here

Aldea Aquil Grande, Guatemala: Food for Thought

An exploration of the intersection between education and nutrition; this Alternative Spring Break Experience will bring students to Aldea Aquil Grande, Guatemala. Students will explore food security and education policy in rural Guatemala; the students will also contribute to the construction of a community kitchen.

Cost: $2,450 (includes flights, accommodations, and meals)

Antigua, Guatemala: Social Enterprise in Action

Exploring the emergence of private-sector practices to address social inequality; this Alternative Spring Break experience will bring students to Antigua, Guatemala. The students will explore how local organizations, entrepreneurs, and women’s cooperatives are reclaiming and rebuilding their communities post the 36-year Guatemalan civil war – through sustainable business practices.

Cost: $2,350 (includes flights, accommodations, and meals)

Cerro Azul, Costa Rica: Arts Education and Activism

An exploration of the intersection of the arts, access to education, and human rights; this Alternative Spring Break experience will bring students back to Cerro Azul, Costa Rica. On this trip, students will deepen their knowledge of the right to education in Central America through a comparative lens of indigenous populations in Costa Rica and Canada. The students will also participate in construction and artistic projects lead by local community leaders.

Cost: $2,350 (includes flights, accommodations, and meals)

Nogales, Arizona: Social, Political, and Environmental Migration

An exploration of one of the most continuous borders in North America; this Alternative Spring Break experience will bring students to the United States communities at the heart of mass migration from Central and South America. The students will explore the social impact of human migration on border communities, political influence on immigration, and the environmental impacts of border structures.

Cost: $2,050 (includes flights, accommodations, and meals)

San Antonio, Guatemala: Environmental Field School

An exploration of the impacts of climate change, environmental conservation, waste management, and agricultural efficiency; this Alternative Spring Break experience will bring students to San Antonio Ilotenango, Guatemala. Students will explore the geopolitical nature of climate change and learn the implementation of environmental conservation techniques from local community leaders.

Cost: $2,450 (includes flights, accommodations, and meals)