About Alternative Spring Break at UVA
Forget to turn in your ASB application?? Good news! Our late application is now open!! You still have the opportunity to participate on wonderful service learning trips, where you can explore new places and get to know other UVA students! All late applications will be sent directly to trip wait lists, and you will be notified if you are selected as an applicant from the wait lists you apply for.
It is done by first come first serve basis, so make sure to get your application in as soon as possible! Due to limited spots and availability, only certain trips remain open for a late application. The trips that are still open include: Annapolis, Asheville, Atlanta, Charleston, Congaree, Hilton Head, Little Talbot Island, Nashville, New Orleans (Youth Rebuilding), Pensacola, San Juan, St. Augustine, Tuscaloosa, and the Virginia Road Trip. Before beginning the application please read the trip descriptions at: http://www.altbreak.org.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is an entirely student-run service organization established in 1992 to conduct service projects during spring break for University of Virginia students. Originally, the trips were designed to function as a simple, service-oriented alternatives to the standard college break experience. Over time the organization has expanded upon this original set of aspirations and experienced incredible growth in both the quantity and quality of service projects that make up an ASB experience. Signing up to participate in an ASB service project has grown from a simple one-week commitment into a year-round experience that emphasizes self-awareness through educational and cultural programs that take place before, during, and after the projects for the purpose of encouraging a more meaningful trip environment. Participants are able to cultivate their ambitions as service leaders at the University and make positive, meaningful change at sites across the country and around the world.