Alternative Spring Break



Community Partner

International Service Learning


Good Health and Well-Being, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 17 - 25, 2018 (Due to time of flight from Toronto, the group will be departing Western the afternoon of February 16.  Please note return date of Sunday, February 25, 2018)

Number of Participants

15 Student Participants
1 Student Team Leader
2 Faculty/Staff Team Leaders


Information to come.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Alternative Spring Break 2018 program, students participating in this experience will be able to:


$3,200 CAD (cost subject to change)

Trip cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.


Participants will sleep in shared accommodations (2 people in a room, with a shared bathroom) operated by ISL. Sheets/towels are provided. 


Meals are prepared in-house by ISL staff or at approved local restaurants, and reflect a variety of local foods (rice, beans, chicken, tortillas, plantains, etc.) Students with specific dietary restrictions may wish to bring supplementary snacks.

Recreational activities may include visiting a beautiful white sand beach or swimming in Dunn's River Falls