Alternative Week of Learning, or A.W.O.L's goal is to immerse students in different cultures, heightened social awareness, and to advocate life-long social action through service on a local, regional, national and international level.
Below is a list of service trips that will be leaving over spring break. Contact Jacob Hull with questions. Site Leader Applications are due September 27 and Participants are due: October 11.
Affordable Housing and Living in New Orleans
This group will have the opportunity of serving with lowernine.org rebuilding houses and conducting maintenance or renovating other homes because of the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. The vast majority of the work is in residential construction in the Lower Ninth Ward, including but not limited to the following: carpentry; roofing; framing; installing insulation; hanging, taping, mudding or sanding sheetrock; tiling; painting; installing windows and doors; installing bathroom fixtures; installing kitchen cabinets and counters; gardening/landscaping. All of the projects are guaranteed to contribute in some way to the rebuild efforts of the Lower Nine neighborhood in New Orleans. Participants will have the opportunity to meet local homeowners and embrace the New Orleans culture.
Site Leader Cost: $187
Participant Cost: $410
Healthy Living in Costa Rica
This group will have the opportunity to work alongside Nicaraguan immigrants and Costa Rican natives to learn how to build stone stoves in individuals homes. Currently, many homeowners do not have the means to build the Indigenous types of stoves and are cooking over open fires and the smoke is staying within the home and causing health programs. The stoves will be a means to improve their health and to provide a safe way to cook. Additionally, the group may be installing flooring in homes or making other small improvements. All of the participants will have the opportunity to learn about Costa Rican culture and their "Pura Vida" way of life. A passport will be needed two months before the trip departs.
Site Leader Cost: $437.50
Participant Cost: $960
Check out the 2018 AWOL Trip blogs and #bvuawol on social media.
BVU Service Trip Locations
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2018 Spring Break Means Service for BVU Students
This year's AWOL program took BVU students to Atlanta, Texas, and Nicaragua, where they performed service with a variety of organizations. Read more...