Alternative Breaks Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is an Alternative Break?

替代假期是一种短期的以学生为主导的服务体验,让学生融入国内或国际社会,从而产生积极的影响. All programs are drug and alcohol free, 让参与者关注彼此和银河游戏app共同工作的社区.

Who coordinates Alternative Breaks?

Elon’s Alternative Break Program is student-led and driven.  两个学生协调员领导每个替代休息项目.  他们从学生替代休息主管和一名员工顾问那里得到支持和培训, who together guide the long-term vision of the program.

What do you do on an Alternative Break?

Alternative breaks involve direct service, indirect service, education on social issues, critical reflection, community building opportunities with other Elon students, 还有时间通过有趣的活动来探索你所访问的社区.

Why should I sign-up?

可选择的休息项目提供了直接影响的机会,通过改造服务体验,旨在支持银河游戏app的社区伙伴的需求.  银河游戏app的项目为你提供了提升自己领导能力的机会, reflect on your values, 并与热爱服务的银河游戏官方下载网同学建立了长久的友谊.

How do I sign-up?

If you are interested in participating, complete a short application, which is located on the Elon Volunteers! page on Phoenix Connect and linked through our webpage.  秋季假期的申请通常在开学的第一周就开始了, and for spring break in mid-October.

For fall break and one day experiences:学生协调员通常审核书面申请,并以先到先得的方式接受申请.

For spring break: after applying, 面试官会联系申请人,安排与替代休息协调员的简短面试.  Following the interview process, if you are selected to participate, 学生协调员联系你,让你在他们的项目中有一个位置.  The application process is typically competitive, so we cannot offer everyone a spot who applies unfortunately.  If you are not selected for a spot, 替代休息主任将通过电子邮件通知你在面试过程结束后不久.

I was selected, now what?

Congrats!  如果你被选中并选择接受银河游戏app的提议来参加替代假期, 您的学生协调员将与您联系,了解更多信息.  银河游戏app要求银河游戏app的秋季和一天的学生协调员安排1-2个项目前会议,银河游戏app的春季协调员安排3-4个会议. 在这些会议中,你会认识你小组里的其他成员.  银河游戏app还分享了有关项目后勤的信息,并促进了关于社会公正问题的讨论.

Following your return to campus, 协调人安排了一次重新认识会议,让你们小组整理他们的经验,讨论如何继续在银河游戏app和银河游戏app当地社区产生影响的想法.

How many people can go?

银河游戏app希望填满银河游戏app的项目,但有意地保持它们较小,这样银河游戏app就不会压垮银河游戏app的社区伙伴,并给每个参与的人空间来了解彼此.  The max size is 14, which includes 2 student coordinators, 2 learning partners (staff/faculty members), and 10 student participants.

How much does it cost?

It depends where you go.  Click on individuals programs on our webpage 了解你有兴趣申请参加的项目的费用. 您的费用包括银河游戏app的住宿、饮食、交通、活动和用品的费用.  你唯一需要带的额外资金是买纪念品.

秋季假期和一天的体验费通常是一次性支付的,因为它们的成本更低.  For spring break, 成本更高,而且有多个付款期限来帮助分摊成本.  银河游戏app接受信用卡(通过银河游戏app的PayPal账户),支票和现金作为支付形式.

Are scholarships available?

Need-based scholarships are available but not guaranteed.  If you want to apply for a scholarship, 你可以在银河游戏app的在线申请中注意到这一点,银河游戏app会要求你回答一些额外的问题,以便被考虑.  Typically, 对于获得奖学金资助的学生,银河游戏app只能支付不超过总参与费用的50%.

What programs are offered?

银河游戏app通常每年都尝试与许多相同的组织合作,以维持可持续的伙伴关系, 但偶尔银河游戏app也会根据学生的兴趣增加新的课程. To view this year’s programs, visit the Alternative Break webpage.

How do we get there?

交通方式为货车(国内项目)或飞机(国际项目).  If you are flying, 银河游戏app将收集必要的信息,并利用旅行社为您预订旅行,以确保银河游戏app的团队一起旅行,并获得最优惠的机票价格.

What will we eat and where will we sleep?

It depends on the program, 但通常银河游戏app的替代小组都呆在静修中心, churches, or other similar facilities to reduce program costs.  Some of our lodging facilities provide food, 还有一些会有厨房,小组成员会轮流做饭.

Why are Alternative Breaks alcohol free?

替代服务假期是作为典型春假体验的一种替代方式而创立的.  酒精会影响完全投入体验的能力, group dynamics, participant safety, the local community, the university, and the national alternative service break student movement.  It is not a judgement call on the use of alcohol, 但更多的是意识到银河游戏app周围的世界还有很多工作要做来帮助解决银河游戏app的社会正义问题.

If I signed-up but can no longer attend, can I get a refund?

许多替代假期的费用(旅行、住宿、节目费用等).) are paid months in advance.  For this reason, 如果你已经承诺参加,并且可以参加更长时间, we are not able to offer you a refund.

Can I be a student coordinator?

Yes! Student leaders drive Alternative Breaks. Each program is coordinated by 2 student leaders, 并得到了一个学生指导团队的支持,该团队之前参与了替代休息项目.  协调员和主管职位的申请在春季学期开放.  春季协调员的职位从下一个秋季学期开始,为期一学年.  银河游戏app希望之前参加过替代假期的协调人来申请, 但只要你有其他领导岗位的相关经验, we welcome your application.