Encourage your Student to Participate in a Fall or Winter Alternative Service Experience!

ASE Opportunities

Alternative Service Experience Program: The program on campus that allows students to travel and do service over university breaks. If you’re looking for a way to get involved NOW, we have two upcoming sign-up events you can read more about below.

Fall ASE Programs allow students to spend their 4-day break in October serving alongside others all over the region. Choose from one of our 4 programs and make the most of your Fall Break! Sign-ups for Fall Break Programs will be held Wednesday, September 13th in the ACT Outreach Center beginning at 7:30 am ($50 deposit due at sign-up). Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity as there are LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE! For more detailed information on sign-ups and our programs visit ase.appstate.edu/fall.

Winter ASE Programs

If you are interested in using your long break to engage in service in another community, check out our Winter ASE programs below or at ase.appstate.edu/winter. To sign-up for a Winter ASE, bring your $500 deposit and completed lottery packet (pick up in ACT Outreach Center - PSU) to Winter Lottery on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 8pm in Table Rock Room of the PSU.

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park

Join us as we work alongside the US Virgin Islands National Park to preserve historic sites and landscapes and learn about West Indian culture and history. Discussions will encompass environmental issues as well as some of the complex and lasting effects of colonialism. Through hands-on work and mindful conversations participants will have the opportunity to engage in a greater understanding and appreciation of this region.

Exploring Community through Race, Gender, & Public Health**

This flying domestic program will work hands on with various organizations that serve individuals living with HIV/AIDS by providing a sustainable source of food and shelter. Service will likley be done with GLIDE, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Project Open Hand. This program will focus heavily on education relating to the LGBT community and history, mental health and public health topics and howd how each facet interacts with the other.

Life of Freedom Center

This flying domestic program will partner with the Life of Freedom Center to work on combatting human trafficking. This program will be split into two parts. The first part will focus on providing an educational basis for understanding trafficking and its repercussions. The other part of the program will be about service and working to combat this issue with those who have been rescued from or at high risk of being sex trafficked. In all, this immersive retreat will teach students to respond to this issue within their own community