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Chapman University’s Alternative Break Program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to work with communities near and far in service and immersion experiences. Civic Engagement Initiatives offers several Alternative Break options with varying levels of direct service, learning, reflection and immersion. As participants, students further develop their civic identity and efficacy by sharing experience with, providing insight about and encouraging deliberation on economic, environmental and socio-political issues. The Program is committed to being a drug and alcohol-free program.

For more information, email civic@chapman.edu.

 

Searching for Staff Advisors: Alternative Break Program (Mar 17-23, 2019) provides students with opportunities to further develop their understanding of systemic environmental, social, and political issues, engage with and learn from community leaders, and actualize Chapman’s mission of global citizenship.  One faculty/staff advisor participates in each trip to support students’ civic learning and development and assumes the leading role in crisis/emergency situations.  Critical thought and engagement in the issues associated with each experience is also greatly influenced by the involvement of Trip Advisors. Because of the breadth of this commitment, the cost of Trip Advisors’ participation in the trip are covered.  While details of the program for the Alternative Spring Break experience are still being finalized, options include conservation in the Grand Canyon and restoration in Weed, CA. 

 

Further details about the expectations and responsibilities of Trip Advisors can be found on the interest form here.  Trip Advisors must be a regular faculty or administrator (exempt status) and receive Dean/Dept. Head approval. Interest forms for the Alternative Spring Break experiences are due November 30.

Participant Registration

Participant Registration

Chapman University’s Alternative Break Program seeks to provide students with an opportunity to work with communities near and far in service and immersion experiences. Civic Engagement Initiatives offers several Alternative Break options with varying levels of direct service, learning, reflection and immersion. For the extended-three-day weekend in January from the 19th-21st, join Civic Engagement Initiatives for a trip to Joshua Tree National Park for an immersive experience and learning opportunity. Trip Facilitator Applications are due November 16 and Trip Participant Applications are due January 6. Email civic@chapman.edu with any questions.

Conservation in the Grand Canyon

horseshoe bend in the Grand Canyon, lakes and canyon pictured

For Spring Break March 17-23 consider joining Civic Engagement Initiatives for a conservation trip to the Grand Canyon. Trip Facilitator Applications are due November 26 and Trip Participant Applications are due February 8. Email civic@chapman.edu with any questions.

Conservation in Weed, CA

Weed, CA sign in the center of the city of weed For Spring Break March 17-23 consider joining Civic Engagement Initiatives for a Habitat for Humanity trip to Weed, CA rebuilding homes lost in the Boles Fire. Trip Facilitator Applications are due November 26 and Trip Participant Applications are due February 8. Email civic@chapman.edu with any questions.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree desert landscape, trees on a desert landscape

For the extended-three-day weekend in January from the 19th-21st, join Civic Engagement Initiatives for a trip to Joshua Tree National Park for an immersive experience and learning opportunity. Email civic@chapman.edu with any questions.