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

Shown below are the trip locations for the 2017/2018 Alternative Spring Break program.

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Cost: $2100

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.

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Mondana, Ecuador (Amazon)

Cost: $2450

Students will travel to Mondana, Ecuador, to serve with a local community organization. The service themes for ASB Ecuador includes poverty, access to education, as well as bio-diversity in the Amazon. Students will assist with the construction of a school, will learn about biodiversity in the Amazon and the cultural diversity among the Amazon communities. This project will support the community’s desire to reinforce education as a priority. In addition to this project, students will have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities and engage with the local community.

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San Felipe Chenla, Guatemala

Cost: $2300

Students will travel to San Felipe Chenla, Guatemala, to serve with a local community organization. The service theme for ASB Guatemala is recreation as students will assist with the construction of a sports court. This will allow the community to implement curricular and extra-curricular activities and transmit values of respect, dedication and have a positive influence in the community. Outside of service, students will get to participate in cultural activities and engage with the local community.

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Quizarra, Costa Rica

Cost: $2350

Students will travel to Quizarra, Costa Rica to serve with a local community organization. The service theme for this ASB trip is access to education. Participants will assist with the expansion needed at a local school to accommodate the recent increase in student enrollment as well as renovation to the current school. In addition to service, participants will also learn about the history of this community through cultural activities.

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Managua, Nicaragua

Cost: $2450

Students will travel to a community near Managua, Nicaragua to serve with a local organization. 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.

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Namaldi, Costa Rica

Cost: $2350

Students will travel to Namaldi, Costa Rica, to serve with a local community organization. The service themes for ASB Costa Rica are poverty and access to education. Students will be assisting in the construction of a library and computer lab at a high school in Namaldi. This will be able to further student’s education and create a sustainable environment for learning. In addition to service, students will get to participant in cultural activities and engage with the local community.

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*Please note cost of trips are subject to change*