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Alternative Breaks Adds 7 New Trips

By Patricja Okuniewska March 20, 2015

Over 325 students and staff members travelled around the country last week on service and immersion trips as part of the Alternative Breaks Program, which added seven new trips this year, including the...

Students learn about the history of industry in Appalachia as part of their Alternative Spring Break trip to Pulaski, Va.

ASB Looks Outward, Reflects Inward

By Molly Simio March 28, 2014

In an effort to increase reflection and service beyond the one week of spring break, the Center for Social Justice’s Alternative Spring Break program expanded pre- and post-trip activities starting...

HEYMANN: ASB’s Contributions to Body, Mind and Heart

By Allie Heymann March 21, 2014

I have spent the past few days thinking about the concept of strength. What does it mean? Who has it? Where does it come from? How do we get more of it? What kinds of it are we seeking? This reflection...

ASB Looks Beyond One Week

By Molly Simio October 4, 2013

Participants on this year’s Alternative Spring Break will see a more cohesive, multidimensional program incorporating reflection into all aspects of the trip than in previous years. Since its inception...

Students Bring Global Lessons to Campus

By Carly Graf March 30, 2012

Participants in several Alternative Spring Break trips and the Magis Immersion and Justice Program sponsored a week of events to share their experiences learning about the lives of immigrants and migrant...

Leading ASB Starts Long Before Trip

By Kelly Church March 16, 2012

For most participants in Alternative Spring Break programs, the experience lasts a week. But for ASB leaders, the trips are the culmination of a process that begins almost a year before the first...

Beyond ASB: Trips Cross DC, Borders

By Kelly Church March 2, 2012

While the Alternative Spring Break trips through the Center for Social Justice attract hundreds of students, a handful of Hoyas will traverse the globe with other programs next week. Through an Outdoor...

ASB Program to Sponsor Two New Urban Trips

By Annie Chen December 5, 2011

The Alternative Spring Break program will offer two new trips this spring, delving into changing social issues with one trip to New York and Washington, D.C., and another to Detroit. The two trips,...

Food Needs Justice

By Adrianna Smith October 7, 2011

Exploring the moral issues surrounding labor justice in the American agricultural system, the "Food Justice: Growing a Movement" talk Tuesday aimed to shed light on the poor working conditions within the...

Giving Back

By New Student Guide August 24, 2011

After School Kids: Students in this program mentor court-involved children throughout D.C. and "seek to empower youth to make positive changes in their lives by challenging them with new learning opportunities...

GU Community Serves in Alternative Ways

To the Editor:   During this past spring break, 211 students and staff from across campus had the opportunity to live in and learn from communities throughout the U.S. Whether hanging drywall,...

Students Build Houses, Friendships With Alternative Spring Break Experience

By Heather Flynn March 16, 2011

For many college students, the words "spring break" conjure up images of lying on an exotic beach — or at least the couch. For 211 Georgetown students and four faculty members, however, last week's...

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