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For this year’s trip we will be going to Biloxi, Mississippi and teaming with Community Collaborations International.
The Alternative Spring Break program is designed to provide Rochester Institute of Technology students with an opportunity to:
As a group we will be working on projects that focus student awareness on hunger and homelessness, early childhood education, and community supported agriculture. We will also be working on restoration of ecosystems disrupted by hurricanes.. From the trip we hope that students take away an appreciate of giving back and learning how to work with others involved not only in the RIT community, but from all over America and the world. So we welcome all students to sign up and get involved in a great cause.
Participants in the Alternative Spring Break program are selected based on their demonstrated commitment to service in the community and on campus. Students must attend an information session before they can apply for the program. Applications must be submitted online at https://thelink.rit.edu/organization/RLI-CSC/availableforms. Once you have submitted your application and we have had an opportunity to review all applications, our office will contact you with our decision.
Application Deadline: 3:00pm, Friday November 7th, 2013
Deposit of $100 due by Friday December 12th, 2014. Remaining balance due by Friday January 31st, 2014.
Cost: $600 per student (there can be fundraising opportunities to help lower the cost of airfare!)
There is a fee to help defray travel expenses which varies annually. Past expenses have ranged from $300-$600 dollars. Financial Assistance may be available for students with need; contact Phyllis Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about financial assistance. If for some reason the participant decides to withdraw from the program before the break, they will be required to reimburse the program.
Departure- Saturday, March 21st, 2015
Return date- Friday, March 27th by plane.
Participants are required to attend the pre-break informational sessions, pre-travel planning meetings, and a post-break activity. Participants are also required to help fundraise for the trip as part of service learning. RIT course credit may be available. During the trip, each member is expected to fully participate in the daily projects, workshops, and nightly journal writing.