alternativeBreaks (aB)

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The Alternative Breaks (aB) program is a fun and exciting way to get students their fix of community service. Through diversity, education, and leadership training, they immerse themselves in diverse cultures and environments around the world. The experiences, friends, and memories created through the aB program are unforgettable. Alternative Breaks gives participants the chance to travel near and far, push boundaries, and learn about issues that affect all types of communities. The program also provides service-learning through strong direct service. This hands-on approach gives students a greater sense of community and self.

The aB program promotes simple living, diversity, and an drug free experience. Participants are given the chance to reflect on their days work and create a stronger relationship with their team members. Monthly workshops are used to train, educate, and prepare participants for this life-changing journey.

The Honors College does three aB programs per year.  Last year’s trips to Nicaragua targeted under-served communities through medical observation and practice.  The New Orleans trip focused on re-building homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

For more information, please contact Luli Szeinblum at luli.szeinblum@fiu.edu.  If you want to find out more about 2015-2016 trips, please click here!

Students interested in being site leaders, please contact Darryl Perez at dpere261@fiu.edu. Deadlines to apply for Site Leaders and participants will be posted soon.