The 2018-2019 GW Alternative Breaks E-Board is now accepting applications for Learning Partners for their Winter & Spring Break trips!
GW Alternative Breaks aims to empower and challenge students to understand their role as proponents of democratic citizenship in the world through direct and indirect service, service-learning, and reflection, while encouraging personal growth, social awareness, and active citizenship. Alternative Breaks provides the opportunity for students to explore community service in their local, national, and international settings, fostering a Serve, Learn, Discover mentality in a drug and alcohol free environment.
Learning Partners can serve an integral role on trips to support student leaders and participants, contribute personal experiences and knowledge, and act as liaisons to the university. Learning Partners fully participate during the trip alongside students but may also assist in discussion facilitation, leadership development, and other roles established with the student leaders before the trip.
Six winter trips and five spring trips this upcoming year are centered upon a variety of different focus areas. Winter trips take place January 5-12 and spring trips take place March 9-16. More information for each trip can be found here. If you are interested in applying, review further information and complete the application here.
Applications will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday, October 5th. After the application closes, trip leaders will contact you to arrange an interview, which will take place between October 10-18. After the interview protocol, all applicants will be notified of their status by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 19.
Please pay attention to the trips you are eligible for as denoted by an asterisk on the application - not all trips are able to have part-time faculty/staff as Learning Partners. If eligible, you will have the opportunity to interview with every trip you note interest in through your application.
If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to GW Alt Breaks at firstname.lastname@example.org