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Alternative Spring Break

Spring Break Destinations That Are Off The Beaten Path

The Active Times | Posted 03.10.2017 | Travel
The Active Times

Ahhh...March! It's now time to put the puffy jackets, big boots and wool sweaters away and immerse yourself in a thrilling and refreshing Spring Break excursion.

From Alternate Spring Break to Purposeful Service Learning

Audrey J. Murrell | Posted 03.02.2017 | College
Audrey J. Murrell

We are close to the season when spring break takes place across our college campuses. A survey done by an online travel service calculated that over ...

International Alternative Spring Break Opportunities Offer Life-Changing Experiences

Alex Lyman | Posted 02.02.2017 | College
Alex Lyman

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs are the perfect way to travel, volunteer, and see some sights along the way. In most cases, students are able to work in teams for a specific cause or area of interest they are passionate about.

These Howard Students Are Spending Their Spring Break In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

Not all college students are beach-bound this spring break. In fact, some students are spending their week-long mid-semester break to lend a hand in c...

Imperfection, Madness, and Alternative Spring Break

Erin Dugan | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Erin Dugan

If you are sick of hearing about the productive/worldly/influential things that people did on spring break while you were at home watching Netflix or drinking in Florida, I get it. But you should also probably stop reading. Because this post will make you vomit.

Our Responsibility to Challenge Our Students' Hopes and Dreams During Service

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Ken Schneck, PhD

It could not be more inspiring to think about the scores of students who are throwing themselves into service anticipating, expecting, grasping, hoping and willing the world around them to change.

WATCH: Not Your Average College Spring Break

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 03.20.2014 | College

There are two weeks in the month of March that are usually known for copious amounts of sleeping, binge-drinking, and general debauchery. Of course, t...

Four Fantastic Ways to Make the Most of Spring Break

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 05.18.2014 | College
Verelyn Gibbs Watson

High achieving college students (and their parents) may be thinking more along the lines of how to use this time to get a leg up on spring semester. So what's a high achiever to do?

Service Learning is Key

Joseph W. Bruno | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Joseph W. Bruno

In these idle conversations I have had, students conclude that they pick up anywhere from 40 percent to 50 percent of what they learn in the classroom and the rest from other experiences on campus.

Alternative Spring Break Gives CPS Students Voice Through Community Service

Shawn Healy | Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Student voice has been largely absent from the debates of the last year centering on teacher contracts and school closings.

Tips for College Students Thinking of Volunteering Abroad

Steven Weddle | Posted 02.17.2013 | Impact
Steven Weddle

Thought of ditching the tour buses, unruly crowds and hangovers typical of a standard college trip for a more meaningful travel experience? You're not alone.

PHOTOS: What Do Mexicans Think Of Spring Breakers In Cancun?

The Huffington Post | Laura Steiner | Posted 04.06.2012 | Latino Voices

Spring Breakers all around the country are getting ready to hit up the Mexican beaches. Cancun is the number one destination for 2012 spring break, ac...

Breaking Stereotypes: USC and Death Valley

Nicholas Warner | Posted 05.22.2012 | College
Nicholas Warner

USC students and spring break have stereotypical incarnations as bacchanalia at places like Cabo San Lucas, but this spring break I had the pleasure of sharing a day with a group of USC students who were spending their week volunteering for the National Park Service in Death Valley.

8 Awesome Alternative Spring Breaks

Posted 03.20.2012 | College

Not every college student heads south on spring break to get hammered on a beach. Nowadays, students do all kinds of different activities during th...

College Counselor: Five Tips To Survive Spring Break

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.08.2012 | College

To all of the over-caffeinated students sitting in college libraries across the country right now anxiously gnawing on pencils, learning the entirety ...

Alternative Spring Break: College Students Spend Week Off Volunteering

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

At colleges and universities across the nation, students are ditching plans to relax on sun-drenched beaches, opting instead to spend their spring bre...