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Spring Break

Applications for 2015 Alternative Spring Break Trips will open on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5 pm and will close at noon on Friday, January 23, 2015. You can access the application through MyInvolvement or by clicking on the link https://georgiasouthern.collegiatelink.net/form/start/58868. You must sign in with your my.georgiasouthern.edu credentials. Below we have listed information for the Spring Break Trips available this year. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Katy Kaesebier at kkaesebier@georgiasouthern.edu or Tiara Johnson at tiara-johnson@georgiasouthern.edu. You may also dial 912-478-1435.

Promoting Healthy Foods and Aiding in Food Security ($150) Breakers will help to promote healthful living in underserved communities. Through this Alternative Break experience, participants will work with the community to educate and engage locals to eat healthier and practice sustainable growing methods. As they promote healthful living, they will also come together to advocate for those with food insecurities and help the ones currently suffering from it.
Serving Veterans in Assisted Living Facilities ($150) Have you ever wondered about the Veterans that make it home after serving our country? Through this alternative break experience, participants will get to see firsthand the mental health and physical issues that factor into why Veterans live in assisted living facilities. Breakers will get the opportunity to interact and engage with the Veterans while also offering assistance to the staff.
Extending and Providing Community Outreach through Various Projects ($150) Would you like to work on a wide variety of projects within a community and see the difference it makes? If so, participants going on this Alternative Break trip will get the opportunity to work with an organization whose main focus is to help create and build a stronger city. Their mission is to build it up with a range of city and community projects. These projects can consist of painting/refurbishing homes and schools, working with different health and/or environmental projects, tutoring, and many more within the local area.
Spreading Therapeutic Joy to Special Individuals with our Equine Friends ($150) Calling all lovers of spreading healing joy, horses, and super fun times! We have a special opportunity for students interested in assisting a special group of individuals. Learn a new skill this spring break by assisting instructors and therapy horses working with individuals with disabilities. Volunteers can expect to work with all age ranges as well as assist in the maintenance of the horses, their stables, and the surrounding area.
Raising Environmental Awareness through Education and Service ($150) Don’t spend your spring break stuck at home or with sand in your pants! Give your time in the soothing serenity of outdoors. Volunteers will be given the opportunity to learn outdoor skills by embracing the historical education of the land. Let’s make this break historical, therapeutic, and fun!
Offering Assistance to People with Disabilities ($350) Have you ever wanted to have the chance to help a person with disabilities? Breakers will spend the week aiding adults with a wide range of disabilities. Breakers will also have a hands-on experience at a camp designed specifically for the disabled. After being assigned a team, volunteers will completely immerse themselves in daily activities spent with the campers. Volunteers help in the process to make sure the campers have everything they need throughout the day and all throughout the night. Whether it be food, restroom breaks, games, or the camper just simply wants to talk, breakers will be there every step of the way.

Spreading Kindness to a Global Population Braving Mental Illness ($500) Students will be participating in an incredible adventure to learn and understand the foundation and effects of mental illnesses specific to an extraordinary location. They will learn about Caribbean culture and related international sensitivities. Activities may include crafts, board games, outdoor games, and field trips! There will also be opportunities to experience and serve social issues regarding children and youth plaguing this area. Breakers may also be given the chance to serve as ambassadors for Georgia Southern to possibly recruit new students.

*Note: Trip Price is $500 and this trip will require a passport. Trip participant will be responsible for any fees associated with obtaining a passport. 

If you have questions, please contact Katy Kaesebier at kkaesebier@georgiasouthern.edu or dial 912.478.1435.

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**Reminder: All trip payments are non-refundable**

Office of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement • PO Box 8114 • (912) 478-1435 • leader@georgiasouthern.edu