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Rams gear up for a service-filled spring break

March 11, 2013

As a long-awaited spring break draws near, students across campus are counting the days.

Many of us are looking forward to an opportunity to kick back, relax, and simply live stress free for a week. Maybe you have plans to travel somewhere, kick back on a beach, and soak up the rays.

For a select few Colorado State Rams, though, Spring Break signals a whole different kind of experience.

Providing service globally

Students taking one of SLiCE's dozen or so Alternative Breaks will find themselves inserted into communities across the United States and Panama to learn about social issues in those areas, and provide help where they can. It's a far cry from the stereotypical image of college spring break one finds on MTV, but for these students, they wouldn't want to be anywhere else.

"The trip I took last year to Catalina Island was one of the highlights of my year," says Zack Minner, a junior Communication Studies major who is taking another altnernative break trip this year. This time, he will be visiting Washington D.C., where he and his group will learn about the city's homeless population, and will even spend a few days living on the streets, as well.

Other trips planned for the break, include New Orleans, New York City, and Panama, to name a few. 

Apply for next year's trips

Although the participants have already been selected for this year's trips, there will be more trips next year, and similarly, an alternative Winter Break trip to Kenya. Applications, dates, and deadlines are updated regularly online.

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Contact: Daniel Kay
E-mail: dkay@rams.colostate.edu
Phone: (303) 827-8403