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Alternative Spring Break Application

2014 Alternative Spring Break Trip Online Application Form

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Use this form to apply to the 2014 Alternative Spring Break trips online.

 Please be sure to read about the 2014 Alternative Spring Break Trips here.

Selections are based on the timeliness and quality of the applications and based upon crafting Alternative Break teams representing diversity in experience and perspectives.

Questions? Contact Carina Buzo, Civic Engagement GTA, at carina.buzo@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-3172


Include your street address, city, state, and zip code for your current address.

E.g. Sophomore, Senior, Graduate Student, etc.

PERSONAL STATEMENTS: Please thoughtfully respond to each of the following questions in 2-3 double spaced pages and upload your personal statements. Trip placements will be heavily dependent upon your personal statements. Please save your file as "Last Name_First Name ASB Application 2014."

1.) Briefly tell us why you would like to participate in an Alternative Break trip. Also, comment on what you hope to gain (skills, competencies, knowledge, etc.) as a result of the experience.
2.) Describe your previous volunteer, leadership, and/or service experiences. Please list any skills or experiences you have that you feel is relevant to and prepares you for an Alternative Break trip. Note: No previous experience is necessary to apply.
3.) What qualities do you possess that help contribute to being a positive, collaborative team member?
4.) Describe your experience in working with people from different backgrounds than your own. Tell us about a time when you were faced with diverse opinions and perspectives. How did you respond to these differences?
5.) How did you learn about the Alternative Break program?

Which trips are you interested in applying for? You may apply for one, two, or all three trips. Please select all that apply. Applicants applying for multiple trips have a higher likelihood of selection.

Please rate preference and level of interest for each trip you're applying for. For each trip, you're applying for, please list the destination, your rank order between 1 and 3 (1=most interested, 3=least interested), level of interest between 1 and 5 (1=low, 5=high) and a brief explanation for your rank order and level of interest.

The selection committee will be considering level of past related experience, personal statements and motivations, and diversity in applications in making trip placement determinations.

By signing below, I certify that that all application information and my statements are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I certify that I agree to the expectations of trip participants. I understand that admission to or enrollment in an Oregon State University Alternative Break trip may be denied if any information is found to be incomplete or inaccurate. As a part of the application process I authorize the Center for Civic Engagement to review my student conduct record and share contents with program administrators as necessary. I understand that Oregon State University reserves the right to require the withdrawal of any student on account of unsatisfactory behavior.

Contact Info

Center for Civic Engagement
541-737-3041
158 Snell Hall (MU East) Corvallis, OR 97331-1610 beaver.volunteer@oregonstate.edu
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