CU Denver International Alternative Break
May 19 - May 28, 2014
Student Information and Application
The Alternative Break program exposes students to complex social and cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussion, and personal reflection. The vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.
The goals of the trip are to:
1. Participate in service projects that impact the community.
2. Develop community amongst the student participants.
3. Have new and exciting experiences in another part of the world.
We are excited to announce that our Alternative Break program will be traveling to Guatemala this upcoming May for an international service trip! Applications will open on February 28th at 9am and close on Friday, March 7th at 11:59pm. The online application will be open for a full week and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. There is no need to rush through the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions and reflect on why this experience is right for you. All students must have a valid passport for this trip.
The group will explore issues related to enviromental sustainability, poverty and education.
Total cost for students participating in the International Alternative Break is $1,050.00. This cost will cover all expenses including: airfare, lodging, meals, international medical insurance and transportation in Guatemala. Students are responsible for transportation to and from Denver International Airport. The total amount can be split in two installments. The first payment is due at the first group meeting on April 4th
Students are required to attend mandatory group meetings on the following dates, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Friday, April 4th ($ 525 due) at 2pm in Tivoli
Friday, April 18th ($ 525 due)at 2pm in Tivoli
Friday, May 2nd at 2pm in Tivoli
Friday, May 16th at 2pm in Tivoli
Students must be a current CU Denver student in good academic standing, have a valid passport and be able to pass a background check.
For more information: www.ucdenver.edu/volunteer
The CU Denver Alternative Break encourages hard work, critical thinking and, most of all, FUN!