Alternative Spring Break offers chance for service learning

February 09, 2010

University Park, Pa. — Penn State's Office of Student Activities is sponsoring 2010 Alternative Spring Break, a seven-day, six-night service learning trip to Benton, W.V.

This service learning trip is designed as an immersive and experiential opportunity for students to learn more about themselves, others and the world around them through service experiences in rural Appalachia. Volunteers will be working on service projects addressing the issues of rural poverty, and will engage in nightly group discussion and reflection sessions. Excursions and educational programs will be coordinated throughout the week to expose volunteers to the culture of rural Appalachia.

All transportation, lodging, meals and a T-shirt will be provided for all volunteers for the all-inclusive program fee of $85.

Applications are available now in 209 HUB-Robeson Center and are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, in 209 HUB. Students who are selected for the trip will be notified by a member of the Service Trips Planning Team and will be asked to submit their $85 program fee at that time.

For more information about this program, contact Student Activities at (814) 863-4624 or

Last Updated June 03, 2011