2014 Alternative Spring Break applications due Monday!

November 27th, 2013 | Brandon

This year, the Center for Civic Engagement is offering three spring break trips from March 22 to March 29, 2014. This is a unique opportunity for students to bond, learn, and serve. Trips for 2014 include:

  • Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, California, Estimated Trip Cost: $435  (includes 4 dinners and breakfast)
  • Community & Cultural Engagement in Yakima, Washington, Estimated Trip Cost: $145  (includes 4 dinners)
  • Environmental  Restoration & Conservation: Ashland, Oregon, Estimated Trip Cost: $ 205 (includes 4 dinners)


Learn more about the alternative break program, download the application packet, or apply online.

A few of the benefits of participating in an alternative break include:

  • Engage in meaningful service to impact change related to an issue you care about
  • Learn about and reflect upon the complexity and interconnectedness of social issues and problems
  • Improve your leadership, critical thinking, and dialogue skills in dynamic real world scenarios
  • Learn about options for continuing community engagement work upon your return to OSU
  • Build meaningful relationships and a new community of civic-minded OSU students
  • Travel to and learn about regional communities
  • Learn about and explore new perspectives
  • Develop skills in negotiating multiple perspectives, viewpoints, and stakeholders’ interests in decision making and actions
  • Develop an increased capacity to work across differences to build communities
  • Gain valuable experience for your resume
  • Experience a program that will likely inform your future career path and lifestyle
  • Learn about yourself, challenge yourself, and have fun

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