Alternative Service Break


(7/21/16 Update) – ASB program locations, information meeting information dates, and application is currently being updated. Please check back at the start of the academic year for the most up-to-date information. 

ASB Trips
ASB Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

ASB Payment


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:

  • Applications Due – September 28
  • ASB Reveal Night – October 13 – 7:00pm
  • All Community Meeting I – November 9 – 7:00pm (Talley Ballroom)
  • All Community Meeting II -TBA
  • ASB Celebration – TBA


Questions about the ASB program? Contact Adam Culley (


For Timira Conley, Global Perspective Fuels Local Activism

Timira Conley has had an interesting academic year. The Arabic Language, Political Science double major has spent the past four months traveling the world. Her journeys to Thailand, Jordan and Turkey have fueled a passion for community activism and being a change agent for global issues.