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The Alternative Break Program offers multiple immersion service experiences in the region, nation and abroad. Through these trips, students have the opportunity to learn about complex social issues, build relationships with other students and staff, connect with a new community, and contribute to important work to local organizations.


~~~ Summer 2016 Alternative Summer Break ~~~

Monday June 13 to Saturday June 25th

This year we will be working with De La Gente on multiple coffee farms in Guatemala! We'll learn about coffee agriculture, help to pick and process coffee beans, work with construction projects on the coffee farms, and participate in an artisan workshop working with textiles and ironwork. 

~~~Past Trips~~~


December 2015-Taos, NM

Saturday, December 12th to Saturday, December 19th

Participants worked with the local Habitat for Humanity chapter in Taos, NM to aid in the construction of an adobe home, while learning about the complex social structure of the region. The group also had the chance to visit the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore the region around them. 


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