September 20, 2010
The office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement is now accepting applications for 2011 spring and summer Alternative Breaks. Trips include locations in Panama, California, Utah, and Florida among others.
Every spring nearly 150 students volunteer in the Alternative Break program offering them the chance to experience a new culture and expand on their awareness of social and cultural issues.
The Alternative Break program is a week of immersion into different cultural, environmental, and socio-economic communities across the nation and in different countries around the world. Students provide volunteer service in exchange for education about current social and cultural issues facing the host communities.
In one week, students travel and volunteer in another city, state, or country and embark on a journey that will challenge and motivate them on a variety of social causes.
Every spring, approximately 150 Colorado State University students ranging in age, major, upbringing, background, and interest, participate in an Alternative Break experience.
In past semesters, students have volunteered in Moab, Utah, where they learned about plateau ecosystems, removed invasive species, and cleared land to plant trees.
A complete list of locations and trip descriptions can be found online.
Past excursions have even included places such as Kenya. Where will you go?
Applications for the trips are now available at the SLICE office on the main level of the Lory Student Center.
Grants (up to $500 per student) are also available to support students in covering trip costs. For more details about the trips, locations, cost, and to pick up a participant application, students can attend an information meeting:
Applications should be turned in to the SLiCE office by Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. For more information or an application, contact Jenni Sneden at (970) 491-3922 or stop by the SLiCE Office in the Lory Student Center on the main level, right behind the main Information desk.
Contact: Stephanie Ashley
Phone: (970) 491-1483