Choose one that interests you the most!
- Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, California, Estimated Trip Cost: $435 (includes 4 dinners and breakfast)
- Community & Cultural Engagement in Yakima, Washington, Estimated Trip Cost: $145 (includes 4 dinners)
- Environmental Restoration & Conservation: Ashland, Oregon, Estimated Trip Cost: $205 (includes 4 dinners)
What will I get out of an alternative break?
- Engage in meaningful service to impact change related to an issue you care about
- Learn about and reflect upon the complexity and interconnectedness of social issues and problems
- Improve your leadership, critical thinking, and dialogue skills in dynamic real world scenarios
- Build meaningful relationships and a new community of civic-minded OSU students
- Develop skills in negotiating multiple perspectives, viewpoints, and stakeholders’ interests in decision making and actions
- Develop an increased capacity to work across differences to build communities
- Experience a program that will likely inform your future career path and lifestyle
What exactly is an alternative break? – An alternative break is a trip that engages a group of students in volunteer service and learning. Alternative break trips originated with college students in the early 1980s as a counter to “traditional” spring break trips. Trips typically have a focus on a particular social issue, such as (but not limited to) poverty, hunger and homelessness, education reform, health and wellness, immigration rights, and the environment. Students learn about the social issues and perform projects with local non-profit and community-based organizations.
What does an alternative break look like? – Teams of approximately ten students will spend the week of March 22 to March 29 on three different trips in Oregon, Washington, and California. Teams will engage in pre-trip planning and orientation meetings and post-trip debriefing and reflection, a structure that promotes continuous learning through the emphasis on critical reflection and reciprocity.
Hurry and Sign-Up today! Spots are limited!
Contact Carina Buzo, Civic Engagement GTA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-3172
posted by Whitney Cordes, Career Assistant