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Alternative Spring Break

The Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program places teams of Drexel students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning during spring break. The objectives of the ASB program are to involve students in community-based service projects that address critical needs facing our local and national communities. 

Campus Engagement, in collaboration with the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement, will offer ASB experiences for students to participate in during their 2018 spring break.

How to Apply

2018 ASB trips will be announced in October. Team leader and participant applications will open in October as well.

Quotes from participants …

"The thing I liked most about the trip was that I was able to give back to the community, while I could have been at home, sleeping in my warm bed. Instead, I got up before 7 a.m. every day and worked for seven hours … and got to do it with my new friends. And I know I was helping the city. It was heart-warming and rewarding."

"I learned basic knowledge about building and all the work that goes into one house. I also learned teamwork and how much a few extra hands can impact the progress of a project exponentially. I learned that we are all humans, and despite our views, it is our civic duty to look out for and help each other."

"I learned that one person can do a lot for their community, but when people come together with similar goals for their community, they can do wonders."

"Although everyone may not have the same experience that I did, ASB is a life-changing experience. Walking away from it, I have gained new friends, new skills, and a new understanding of a different lifestyle."

"This is a great program that every college student should do. I believe students will become more responsible citizens after they do ASB."

"This was one of the best experiences of my life and I would recommend it to anyone! I'll definitely be signing up again, and may even organize a trip of my own."

For More Information

If you have questions about ASB, please contact Danielle DeWeese at or 215.895.6646.