Alternative Spring Break exists to promote service learning and community building to Michigan Tech students through participation in experiential learning opportunities via an alternative break. Through Alternative Breaks, students have the opportunity to develop into life-long active citizens in local, national and global communities through diverse, direct-service experiences dedicated to civic engagement.
If you, or your student organization, are planning an Alternative Spring Break trip please let us know how we can help! Applications for Spring Break 2020 are now closed, applications for Spring Break 2021 will open in Fall 2020.
In the future, we are looking for new and unique opportunities to combine the spring break experience with service learning. If you have an idea for what our next spring break trip should entail, or you are interested in attending an alternative spring break trip, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Spring Break 2020
Michigan Tech partnered with NetWork Volunteers and Long Way Home to send students to Houston, TX and Comalapa, Guatemala over Spring Break.
Students traveled to Houston, TX to engage in urban gardening and revitalization. They worked with Plant It Forward Farms, Westbury Community Garden, and Target Hunger with their weeding, planting, and preparations.
The students that traveled to Comalapa, Guatemala to further the building of an off-the-grid earthquake resistant home utilizing green building techniques.
Alternative Spring Break 2019
Michigan Tech partnered with NetWork Volunteers and Long Way Home to send students to New Orleans, LA and Comalapa, Guatemala over Spring Break.
Students traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana spending the week working on various projects from garden beautification to musical revitalization. During their time volunteering, the group was able to deposit over 100 bags of mulch, move over 200 pounds of recycled metals, plant 15 trees, and sort 1 TON of Mardi Gras beads to be reused.
The students that traveled to Comalapa, Guatemala spent their time constructing an off-the-grid earthquake resistant home utilizing green building techniques.
ASB 2017—Memphis, TN
In March 2017, Michigan Tech was able to partner with Serve901 in Memphis, TN to combat specific social issues. The trip was comprised of students and a staff advisor and you can see highlights in the video below!