Applications for all Winter, Spring, and Summer Trips REOPENED!

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We have officially reopened the winter and spring break trip applications! Summer trip applications remain open as well. Here are the new application deadlines:

Winter: Due December 11, 2016

Spring: Due January 27, 2017

Summer: Due March 13, 2017

Apply for a winter, spring, or summer alternative break on OrgSync!

To ensure that you are officially registered for a trip, be sure to pay the $5 application fee after you complete your application.

There is currently a wait list for winter and spring trips, but we expect that many who apply now will be placed on a trip soon.

Please contact us at ab.gv.orientation@gmail.com with any questions!

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GVAB November Events

There’s a lot going on in the wild world of Alternative Breaks, so here are a few updates for the month of November!

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Participant Orientation

orientation-1Wednesday, November 9 | 8:30 – 10:30 PM | Kirkhof – Grand River Room

Welcome new and returning winter and spring trip participants! This event is designed to help you better understand Alternative Breaks. It is also where you will meet your site leaders and other trip members, learn which trip you are on, and find out where you are going and who you are working with! It’s going to be a blast!

Email ab.gv.orientation@gmail.com for more information!

If you have completed your application and paid your $5 application fee but haven’t received any emails from us yet, please contact us at ab.gv.orientation@gmail.com and yet us know! We’ve had a few technical difficulties with communication, but we’re working hard to get everything sorted out. We apologize for any confusion!

November Transformation Tuesday

0-tt-2Tuesday, November 15 | 9-10:15 PM | Kirkhof 1142

Transformation Tuesdays are GVSU Alternative Breaks‘ monthly educational event series! They may involve watching a documentary, listening to guest speakers, or engaging in activities in hopes of fostering a constructive space for meaningful and reflective dialogue.

These events are open to all GVSU students, regardless of past Alternative Breaks involvement.

This month’s topic: Poultry Workers Awareness
LIB 100/201 Approved!

Questions?
Please contact us at ab.gv.orientation@gmail.com

Alternative Breaks Dairy Queen Fundraiser

ab-dq-social-media-promoVisit the Allendale Dairy Queen on Wednesday, November 16 from 5-8 PM. 20% of the proceeds go to support Alternative Breaks!

For your purchase to apply, you need to turn in our special Alternative Breaks flyer. Email Hannah, our VP of Fundraising, to receive these flyers and to learn more! Contact her at ab.gv.fundraising@gmail.com

November Service Saturday

0-nov-ss-1Saturday, November 19 | 9 AM – 3 PM | Kirkhof 1247

Service Saturdays are monthly opportunities for GVSU students to spend a morning volunteering in the local Grand Rapids community.

This month’s Service Saturday is with Family Promise of Grand Rapids!

Apply on OrgSync!

Please contact ab.gv.community@gmail.com with any questions.

Bonfire Funds Campaign

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2016 is our 25th anniversary, and we created a special t-shirt to celebrate! This shirt design won Break Away’s 2016 T-Shirt of the Year award, so we’re excited to re-launch this campaign and share it with you!

Purchase this limited edition shirt at https://www.bonfire.com/gvsualternativebreaks/

Only available until November 26, 2016!