Alternative Spring Break - Be the change!
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Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an exciting opportunity for you to participate in a week-long, hands-on service learning experience! ASB 2015 Online Applications Open September 8, 2014 @ 4:30 pm
'Costa Rica was amazing! My experiences allowed me widen my global perspective in ways I didn't think were possible. The love, joy, energy, and acceptance that we received were absolutely phenomenal! The people of Costa Rica have taught me so much about gratefulness, happiness, about letting the small stuff go, about living a Pura Vida! I will be forever grateful for this opportunity, for my amazing ASB team, but most of all for all of the fantastic people I had the pleasure of meeting in Costa Rica! Thank you!'
~ ASB 2014

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RBC Foundation ASB Student Financial Assistance for ASB Participants

Through a generous commitment of funds from RBC Foundation, we are able to offer financial assistance to selected 2015 ASB program applicants. RBC Foundation is a proud supporter of Western students engaged in community service learning initiatives like Alternative Spring Break. Interested students should visit the Financial Information section to learn more, and submit an application.


Locations @ a Glance

Locations Cost    Focus of Service Experience
London, ON $350 Youth Opportunities and Transition
North America
New Orleans, Louisiana $1,100 Disaster Relief and Social Change
Winnipeg, Manitoba $1,100 Homelessness and Food Security
International Outreach360
Monti Cristi, Dominican Republic $2,300 Education and Transformative Learning
Jinotega, Nicaragua $2,300 Education and Transformative Learning
International Service Learning
San Jose, Costa Rica $2,800 Global Health and Ethics
Panama City, Panama $2,800 Global Health and Ethics
May Pen, Jamaica $2,800 Global Health and Ethics (*new for 2015)
Nexos Voluntarios
Jangas, Peru $2,800 Community Development
May 2015 - Alternative Summer Break
Urubamba, Peru $3,800 Community Development
Staff ASB
Salina Cruz, Mexico $2,500 Education and Community Development

Learn more details about each ASB experience on the Locations page.


Application Deadlines

  • Full-Time Staff and Faculty Team Leaders: Monday, September 29, 2014
  • Staff ASB Participants: Monday, September 29, 2014
  • Student Team Leaders: Monday, October 13, 2014
  • Participants: Tuesday, October 21, 2014


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