Alternative Winter Break (AWB) is a 14-day service opportunity where participants travel internationally to strengthen communities.
These two trips, occurring during the academic winter break, focus on many different social issues like education, affordable housing, environmental, and much more. Learn to become a citizen of the world through strong direct service and reflection, and connect with other students who are looking to make a difference.
Students who are selected to serve on the international trip participate in biweekly pre-trip meetings throughout first semester to help educate themselves on the language and culture of the community they will be serving. There will be a free day to explore the local communities and enjoy the sites!
Our international winter break rotates between Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Mexico.
AWB-International usually leaves for their destination in late December and returns right before school begins in January.