Spring Break Applications Now Open!

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Our Spring Break applications are now open! We will be sending five trips March 5th – 12th, 2016. These trips will be focusing on Indigenous People, Environment, Health, and Education. For more information about these trips, and the potential trip locations, check out our Spring Break Trips 2016  tab!

To apply today, click here!

Applications will be closing January 13th, 2016. Please contact us at awol@usd.edu if you have any questions!

Applications are also open for our Summer Break MEDLIFE trip to Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Visit the Spring Break Trips 2016 for more information on this trip as well.

AWOL Participant Expectations

AWOL trips may involve more time and commitment than other service trips.  Participants are involved in mandatory pre-trip meetings to learn about the social issues they will encounter and conduct team building activities. Additionally all participants must understand that they are committing to a week of community service work, participation in learning opportunities related to the service issues, and daily group reflections.

The Application Process

The AWOL program has a competitive application process.  Participants are selected based upon information from the written application and interview.  When making trip member selections, consideration is given to creating a diverse mix of participants (academic year, discipline area, experience level, etc.).  Successful applicants must demonstrate a willingness to learn and a commitment to participate in all program requirements.