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Alternative Spring Break '14

Learn about Costa Rica's culture, while offering a helping hand to children in need. Now also a wheelchair accessible trip!

Travel during spring break and experience a new culture... Serving on an ASB is a unique way to offer your time and skills-- and it's a lot of fun!

                       This year we will be traveling to Costa Rica!


Quick Facts on the Trip:


March 17th-23rd 2014

Travel outside of the US to learn about a new culture and help provide a sustainable service project that will help the community long after we leave.

Trip cost includes flights, in-country travel, in-country food, housing, and donation to organization/ building materials.

We have grants you can apply for to help reduce your costs.

There are plenty of concerns when traveling abroad in a developing nation, but we take many safety precautions before and during the trip. Please visit the participant info page (link at the top of this page) under "Travel Precautions" to see the measures we take to ensure a very safe experience abroad.


Click here for other FAQ's we may not have answered... Or contact Pastor Melissa at or Karen Schomaker at with additional questions.

Important Dates


Interest/Informational Meeting - 8:15 pm, Chapel Lounge


Application acceptance BEGINS at 9 am


ALL applications DUE by 4 pm!

Grant, Student Leader, and Faculty Information


Grants will be available through an application process- available with trip application in late fall.

This trip has been filled- thanks for your interest!

Student Trip Leaders:

Student Trip Leaders will plan and lead each trip alongside the Coordinator for Community Service and a campus pastor. The Alternative Break Student Trip Leaders act as a liaison to the host site, and coordinate both pre- and post-break activities.  You and your co-leader will coordinate aspects of the trip including reflection activities and nighttime activities if applicable. You may also be requested to assist with other duties. You will have staff supervisors (CSC Coordinator and Campus Pastor) who will support you along the way and assist as needed. Student Leaders will receive a discount on the trip and are still eligible to apply for a grant.


This trip has been filled- thanks for your interest!


We welcome and encourage faculty members who are interested in being a part of this experiential learning process; especially those with experience to share.

This trip has been filled- thanks for your interest!

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