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East Carolina University Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) create active citizens, leaders, and advocates for lasting social change.

2015 ABE Opportunities

Pushing Boundaries and Creating Change

 2015 ABE Application-- Apply Now

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 02/04/15!!

Adventure Programs ABE (THIS ABE IS FULL: WAIT LIST ONLY)

  • Date: March 7 –March 12th
  • Cost: $290 for students/members & $385 guests/non-members (Cost includes all food, equipment, transportation, instruction and camping)
  • Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 8 people total.
  • Contact: For further information, Adventure Program Website

Campus Living ABE: Urban Poverty  (THIS ABE IS FULL: WAIT LIST ONLY)

  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dates:  Monday, March 10- Sunday, March 14, 2015
  • Cost: $125 (Trip receive supplemental assistance from Campus Living)
  • Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 10 people total. This trip is for residence hall students only.
  • Contact: For further information, Janet Johnson at JOHNSONJAN@ecu.edu.

 Volunteer and Service-Learning Center ABE:  Poverty and Healthcare (THIS ABE IS FULL: WAIT LIST ONLY)

  • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
  • Dates: March 8-14 (7 days)
  • Cost: $255.00 (cost includes travel, lodging, service activities, and most food)
  • Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 7 people total.
  • Contact: For further information, visit VSLC website or contact Nichelle Shuck at shuckn@ecu.edu.

Volunteer and Service-Learning Center ABE: Environmental Justice, Sustainability, and Economic Impact

  • Location: Atlantic Beach (Carteret County), North Carolina
  • Dates: March 8-12 (5 days)
  • Cost: $130.00 (cost includes travel, lodging, service activities, and most food)
  • Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 12 people total.
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  • Contact: For further information, visit VSLC website or Nichelle Shuck at shuckn@ecu.edu.

Volunteer and Service-Learning Center ABE: A Staycation in Our Community - Poverty and Youth

  • Location: Greenville, NC
  • Dates: March 7-10 (4 days)
  • Cost: $70.00 (cost includes travel, lodging, service activities, and most food)
  • Limited Spots: The trip is limited to 10 people total.
  • Contact:  For further information, visit VSLC website or Nichelle Shuck at shuckn@ecu.edu.

ABE Application Process

  1. Students join the ABE OrgSync Portal. This is how communication will occur between site leaders, staff and students before and after the alternative break experience. Join by clicking here: https://orgsync.com/69125/chapter
  2. Complete the 2015 ABE Application: https://orgsync.com/69125/forms/125884. Complete ABE Application by 5pm on January 30th. ---If selected, students will receive an Official Application Approval letter. Application MUST be approved; you will receive an official e-mail from your department requesting deposit.
  3. If selected, a non-refundable $50 Reservation Fee is due at this time. All deposits must be made by January 30th to reserve your spot on the ABE.

  4. Selected participants have the option to select a payment method. Payments will be collected at the Mendenhall Student Center Ticket Office or by the sponsoring department. Payments are non-refundable. All payments must be paid in full by February 6, 2015. 

  • Option A: Pay in Full
  • Option B: Students will select a payment plan that works best for them

5. Students must complete all ABE paperwork and attend ABE pre/post service sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Nichelle Shuck, Associate Director for Student Leadership and Educational Programs at shuckn@ecu.edu  

Portal Information

Description

The ABE program is centered on providing ECU students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful service work during Fall, Spring, Summer, or Winter Break. While the type of service work may vary, the program is designed to explore social issues, serve, and make a difference in our world.

Category

Alternative Spring Break