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Alternative Spring Breaks FAQ

  1. How much does it cost to participate in Alternative Breaks?

    The fee for participating in Alternative Spring Break is $250 per participant. The payment schedule is posted with the application. Since the actual cost for each trip is higher, trip costs are subsidized through group fundraising.

  2. Is my money refundable?

    The $25 deposit that is due with the application is non-refundable for all Alternative Breaks programs.

    For ASB, full refunds (excluding the $25 deposit) are only granted to trips that are canceled in their entirety

  3. How do I apply?

    Each fall both Site Leader and Participant applications will be available. You will be able to find applications both on the website and the Facebook page. Participants - you will find out your ASB focus and location and meet other group members at our first large group meeting (refer to application for dates and times). Site leaders - your process is a bit different. Once you turn in the application, you will be contact to sign up for a group interview. 

  4. Why do we have to sign up for ASB so early in the year?

    Alternative Spring Break is not just a week-long program. Groups start meeting in November to learn about the issue and communities where they will be working. Participating in pre-break service, issue education, group building and fundraising are essential parts of the ASB program.

  5. Do we get to choose where we are going?

    Participants sign up for Alternative Spring Break trips based on the social issues they are interested in working with. We not disclose the location of our sites during the recruitment period. The trip reveal and meeting of group members takes place during the first large group meeting (see application for dates and times).

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