Winter 2014/15 ASB Participant Application
This is the online version of the Winter ASB application. You may start to fill it out and save it to come back and finish later (if you log in to OrgSync). You will be asked to answer several short answer questions. First and foremost, take some time to put effort into your application. The amount of effort put into each short answer questions is very clear, and is an important factor in the ASB selection process. Students should be able to reflect on their experience, have a basic idea of what they hope to gain from the program, and how they will use it to enhance their future experiences at the University of Idaho.
The Alternative Service Break (ASB) Program offers students the opportunity to develop as leaders on a local, regional, national and global levels. The ASB program encourages learning and critical thinking through hands-on service, community involvement, civic and social justice education. These trips can be extremely transformative experiences for students.
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.
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. You should expect limited comforts.
The ASB program is open to all University of Idaho undergraduate fee-paying students.
Service activities may involve an element of risk.
The Center for Volunteerism and Social Action will provide one faculty/staff advisor 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.
Alcohol consumption is prohibited during Winter ASB for all participants (whether or not you are of legal drinking age).
Your actions on this trip will not only reflect on you, but also the ASB program and the University of Idaho.
• Pre-trip meetings/trainings will occur on Oct 9th, Oct 23rd, Nov 6th, Nov 20th, and Dec 11th from 5-7pm in the Clearwater/Whitewater Room in the Idaho Commons. A final pre-trip meeting will occur on Sunday, Dec 28th in the evening, and is mandatory for all participants.
Travel Dates: December 29-January 12
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 21 by midnight.
Process Details: Due to the high number of applicants, the ASB leadership team will review and evaluate all of the ASB applications and then select teams. The ASB leadership team will do everything it can to keep you informed of the process. The first all group meeting is October 9. If you are selected, the program fee will be due by the third all-group meeting on November 20th.