Alternative Spring Break

Piura, Peru


Community Partners

Nexos Comunitarios


No Poverty, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities

*Taken from: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 16 - 24, 2018 (Please note the flight dates. The group will be departing Western the afternoon of Friday, February 16, 2018)  

Number of Participants

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


Participants in the ASB Peru experience will partner with Nexos Comunitarios on a number of community development initiatives.  The experience will take place in complex and impoverished districts in Piura.  The group will be assisting with youth from the community and will be working on a project dealing with responsible human development and art.  

Learning Outcomes

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


$2,900 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.

Sample Day

8:00 am:

Wake up

8:30 am:


9:00 am:

Morning service activity

12:00 pm:


1:00 pm:


2:00 pm:

Afternoon service activity

5:00 pm:


6:30 pm:


7:30 pm:

Team Reflection

9:00 pm:

Teambuilders/Cultural Activity


Participants will be staying in hostels in Lima and Piura.


Participants will eat a mix of meals prepared by on-site staff and approved restaurants selected by Nexos Comunitarios staff. Food will be locally-inspired, and include a variety of rice, beans, vegetables, and meats.

Other activities may include

Beach visit in Piura

City tour of Lima, Peru