Winter Alternative Service Break is a more extensive service break which takes place during two weeks of winter break. These trips vary from Spring ASB in not only the length of time but also the location. When the ASB began in 2001, the teams were solely domestic, however these experiences have evolved to include international options.
Winter ASB 2015/2016 information and applications will be released at Palousafest on Saturday, August 22nd. Our website and Facebook will be updated with the information this day as well.
We hold high expectations for participants and also ask them to have high expectations for themselves. If selected you will be part of a very small group of people with the opportunity to participate in a remarkable experience.
International trips cost $1,200
Monday, December 29th 2015 - Monday, January 11th 2016
- For Advisors/Student Leaders: Sunday, Sept 13th at midnight
- For participants: Sunday, September 20th at midnight
Applicants should consider the following when applying:
- While rewarding, you may experience situations that are unfamiliar and possibly uncomfortable for you. You will work hard, get your hands dirty, sweat a lot and be challenged physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
- The ASB program puts service at the forefront of everything we do. This is not a vacation. Facilities can be less than what you are used to at home with limited access to showers and running water (especially internationally). You should expect limited comforts.
- The ASB program is open to all full time University of Idaho students.
- Service activities may involve an element of risk.
- The Center for Volunteerism and Social Action will provide faculty/staff advisors for each team; however, students are empowered to make wise decisions in regards to their own safety and the safety of others.
- Pre and post trip meeting attendance is mandatory and absences will not be accepted. Many more students will apply for this program than we are able to accommodate and it is expected that you will fully participate in all components of the ASB program, including meetings and trainings. If you miss any meeting, we reserve the right to replace your spot with another student.
- You will be required to attend a meeting the evening of Dec 28 prior to your departure. It is important that when you plan your holiday travel that you keep this in mind. All students must attend the pre-departure meeting.
- Your actions on this trip will not only reflect on you, but also the ASB program and the University of Idaho.
- Participants on international trips should understand that there will be limited to no contact with family and friends in the United States throughout the entire duration of the trip.