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Alternative BreaksSince ISU students first went to Jackson, Mississippi in 2004, for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), hundreds of Sycamores have participated in a variety of Alternative Break projects throughout the United States. Outreach efforts have included: working with youth, working with the elderly, environmental rehabilitation, wildlife rehabilitation, Gulf Coast clean-up, and minor home repair. Alternative Break is a student-driven national movement that creates opportunities for students to reach out to communities around the United States and internationally. It fosters a lifelong commitment to citizenship and community engagement. While participating in AB, students will gain knowledge, learn practical skills, and become more aware of the many social and environmental issues in the United States and around the globe. If you have questions about the Alternative Breaks program, please contact Jennifer Christian at jennifer.christian@indstate.edu or 812.237.7900.

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Since ISU students first went to Jackson, Mississippi in 2004, for Alternative Spring Break (ASB), hundreds of Sycamores have participated in a variety of Alternative Break projects throughout the United States. Outreach efforts have included: working with youth, working with the elderly, environmental rehabilitation, wildlife rehabilitation, Gulf Coast clean-up, and minor home repair. ASB is a student-driven national movement that creates opportunities for students to reach out to communities around the nation and beyond. It fosters a lifelong commitment to citizenship and community engagement. While participating in ASB, students will gain knowledge, learn practical skills, and become more aware of the many social and environmental issues in the United States and around the globe.

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Freedom Foundation in Selma, AL: The Freedom Foundation focuses on educating and empowering local youth. Many of their projects focus on building confidence and creating an environment that is receptive to learning about different cultures. While visiting Selma, ISU students will have the opportunity to work with the youth program and help with community clean-up and painting projects. Our students will also learn more about the significance of Selma, Alabama for the Civil Rights Movement. Housing accommodations will be at rental house in downtown Selma, Alabama. Cost - $425

SCORE International in Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic (MUST be in a social fraternity or sorority to attend this trip): This trip gives students the opportunity to do service while experiencing the culture of the Dominican Republic. Working with SCORE International, students will participate in service activities that include distributing food in Dominican villages, working with school children and going to orphanages working with children. Because this trip requires a flight, your fundraising requirements are higher than the domestic trips. Housing will be in the SCORE Juan Dolio Hotel which offers recreation areas, bunk beds, air conditioned rooms, and a swimming pool. Cost - $1350

SCORE International Costa Rica: This trip gives students the opportunity to do service while experiencing the culture of Costa Rica. Working with SCORE International, students will participate in service activities that include distributing food in Costa Rican villages, working with school children and going to orphanages working with children. Because this trip requires a flight, your fundraising requirements are higher than the domestic trips. Housing will be in the Costa Rican Nazarene Seminary, which offers recreation areas, bunk beds, air conditioned rooms, and a swimming pool. Cost - $1350

Animal Welfare in Orlando, Florida: This trip gives students the opportunity to work with domestic animals and wildlife in many different settings. Students will be working with the SPCA of Central Florida, the Dream Catcher Horse Ranch and Rescue, Brevard County wildlife conservation team, and a local wildlife center. Housing will be in a rental home located in Kissimmee, FL with a pool. This trip will be flying, so fundraising requirements will be higher than that of the domestic driving ones. Cost - $625

Camp Twin Lakes-Will-A-Way in Winder, Georgia: Camp Twin Lakes-Will-A-Way is located in Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, Georgia. The camp provides week-long summer camps and year-round weekend retreats at three fully-accessible and medically supportive campsites. At the Will-A-Way location, students will have the opportunity to work on a sustainability project by helping to install a several acre organic garden. Housing and meals provided on site. Cost - $425.

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