Alternative Student Breaks is a student run service program that is based out of the Office of Student Involvement in the Division of Student Affairs. The Alternative Student Breaks program places teams of college students in communities to engage in service and experiential learning during their academic breaks. The objective of an Alternative Student Break is to involve college students in community-based service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of other communities. Being completely immersed in diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities after the Alternative Student Break ends.
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