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Friday, March 17, 2017

First-time leader, second-time adventure

From being a first-time participant to a first-time leader, a lot has changed in the way that I view the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program and how I view the world. And as another great year of... more

Monday, March 14, 2016

Alternative Spring Break 2016: Honduras Edition

Seven months ago, I was told that getting on an airplane with 15 other strangers to a completely different part of the world was going to change my life forever. I wasn’t sure how convinced I was... more

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Real, Hands-On Experience of Alternative Spring Break

This past reading week, I had the opportunity to travel to Honduras with a group of Carleton students to assist in the construction of a vocational training centre. Our team had met during a few... more

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Meet Our Alternative Spring Break Teams

In February 2015, six teams of Carleton students will travel to six different locations to participate in the Alternative Spring Break program. Through this program, students engage in... more

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Choose a Circuitous Path

Like most of our generation, I spent much of my childhood watching the likes of Arthur, Paddington Bear and the Magic School Bus. The Magic School Bus was my favourite because of Miss Frizzle’s... more

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Friends Becoming Family

Starting university this year, I was worried about being able to get involved in the school community as a first year. When I came across the ad for the 2014 Alternative Spring Break opportunity, I... more

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Personal Learning through Service

ASB has had a profound impact on my experience at Carleton and on who I am as a person.  It has instilled in me the desire not to volunteer but to serve, and to learn from every experience that I... more

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Building Classrooms, Changing Lives

Hello, my name is Mario Pizzuto and I’m a fourth-year applied linguistics major and team leader of the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to El Chile, Nicaragua. In the indigenous community of El... more

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Renewed Faith in Humanity

Hello, my name is Danielle Pereira and I am a fourth-year journalism student.  I am a co-team leader for the Alternative Spring Break New Orleans trip. I was motivated to apply for the Alternative... more

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Leaving the Comfort Zone

A few months ago at Carleton Serves, I saw a very intriguing presentation about ASB. Surprisingly, up to that point I had never even heard of the program before! But throughout the presentation, it... more