Alternative Spring Break

Matelot, Trinidad and Tobago


Applications for 2018 are open.

Community Partners



Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

*Taken From: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

February 17 - 24, 2018

Number of Participants

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


Participants in the ASB Trinidad and Tobago experience will partner with Amizade in the rural town of Matelot (the last village on the coastal highway of Northeastern Trinidad).  Participants may be involved in projects related to community sustainability and community development.  The projects that Western ASB participants will be involved in are identified by community groups in Matelot.  Please note that this experience emphasizes the human connection across cultures, which influences what service looks like in Trinidad & Tobago.

Students looking for tactile or traditional service (ie. painting, building, etc.) may find that this ASB experience does not provide that type of service.

Learning Outcomes

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


$2,400 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


Local guesthouses and homestays


Participants will eat meals prepared by the DORCAS Women's Association in the main guesthouse. Food will be locally-inspired, and include a variety of rice, beans, vegetables, and meats.

Other activities may include