Alternative Service Break
The Alternative Service Break (ASB) program is a unique learning experience in which students engage in direct service to a community, while being immersed in the culture. Teams are led by students and accompanied by faculty advisors. Throughout the trip, team members participate in a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and reflective activities to enhance their service experience.
During Fall/Spring Break our student groups volunteer in NC, across the country and around the world. Teams sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics & Public Service and other campus partners focus on water quality and sanitation; affordable housing; youth education and empowerment; medical clinics; GLBT and civil rights; and environmental issues. Several other service trips give students an opportunity to minister to others in locations around the globe.
This year, teams from NC State will engage in service experiences in over 20 locations. Find resources for 2015-16 ASB (Fall Break: October 8-11/ Winter Break: December 26-January 2/ Spring Break: March 5-12) below:
ASB Travel Award Application for East Campus residents only.
Goals of the Program
- To help develop and enhance a value for public service, civic engagement and service-learning within the participants.
- To develop diverse service teams committed to exploring and advocating for social justice issues.
- To help participants reflect on their privileges and begin to use these to break down the systems that afford unearned privilege in our society.
- To provide opportunities for participants to reflect on their roles in a global community.
- To provide opportunities for cultural and language immersion through service projects with diverse individuals and communities.
Additional Dates that all selected participants will need to be able to attend:
- ASB Reveal Night – September 23 – 7:30pm
- All Community Meeting I – TBA
- All Community Meeting II -TBA
- ASB Celebration – TBA