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Mission

Alternative Spring Break sends SJSU student teams on domestic and international service trips during spring break. Students work side by side with local residents on grassroots projects to address critical, unmet needs. The intensive cultural immersion and hands-on service exposes students to the realities of community development and promotes fuller comprehension of their place in the global community.

 

A Collaborative Effort

 

The San Jose State University Alternative Spring Break Program is a unique partnership between Associated Students' Cesar E. Chavez Community Action Center, Student Involvement and the Department of Health Science.

 

Alternative Spring Break 2015

Oaxaca, Mexico

March 20 - 28, 2015

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) Program exposes SJSU students to diversity, cultural immersion, and political and economic differences during Spring Break. This year we will be working with the Ecoalebrijes Artisan Association of Arrazola, Oaxaca, Mexico to contribute to community-driven projects to create a sustainable economy through art, community education, and environmental stewardship.

Students work side by side with local residents on grassroots projects to address critical, unmet needs on domestic and international service trips during spring break. The intensive cultural immersion and hands-on service exposes students to the realities of community development and promotes fuller comprehension of their place in the global community.


This is a 9-day trip costs no more than $900.00, fundraising as a group of selected attendees will help us lower costs. A partial initial deposit will be due in November, followed by manageable monthly payments through March. 1.5 Days are travel days and 7.5 days are work days.

 

MEETING DATES

Wednesday, January 21   10am- 12pm     AS House           Board Room

Friday, Februrary 20         1:15pm- 3:15 pm  AS House        Fireside Room

PAYMENT DATES

November 21, 2014                     Deadline to secure your spot

December 10, 2014                       1st payment of $200 due

January       12. 2015                      2nd payment of $200 due

February     13. 2015                      3rd payment of $200 due

March        6, 2015                        Final payment of $200 due

 

PARTICIPANT FAQ

Where can I go to make a payment?

Payments are made at the AS General Service office located in the East Wing of the Student Union. Please check hours, as they many change throughout the semester.

Where to I submit forms and receipts?

Submit all forms and receipts to the AS General Services Front desk. Tell them it is for Alternative Spring Break. I strongly recommend that you make copies of all your submitted files for your records.

How do I make sure my payment is recorded in the right account?

Make sure that you use Account# 4423130700000 ASB when you make a deposit. Use the memo line on checks to write "ASB [Your Name]". Also make sure that your name is listed on the receipt.

Who do I contact if I need to make a late payment?

Please contact Maribel Martinez (maribel.martinez@sjsu.edu) as soon as you know you will be late on a payment. A new payment date will be given to you if possible without any late penalties.

Who do I contact if I can't make it to a meeting?

Please contact Maribel Martinez (maribel.martinez@sjsu.edu) as soon as you know you will be late or will not be able to attend a meeting. It is super important that you do everything possible to make it to meeting. We will be discussing key information and will be making decisions as a group. It is also good to let another student know and ask him/her to take notes for you.

 

HEALTH FAIR PRESENTATION GROUPS

Click here for a description of groups

If you missed the meeting: Select your group by 1/30 or a group will be assigned to you.

 

QUICK INFO LINKS

Power Point Overview
Skills Worksheet
Emergency Contact Form
Trip Travel Waiver
Packing Checklist
Sponsorship Letter
Group Directory
Meeting Agenda #1
Meeting Agenda #2
Dr. Roe's Trip Update
Draft Trip Schedule