Hundreds of students participate in Alternative Spring Breaks each year. Below are some of the domestic and international trips organized by staff and students in recent years.
El Salvador: Columbia University, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Tufts University, Clark University, Brandeis University, Boston College, University of Virginia, University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, University of California at San Diego, University of Texas, Boston University, Yale University
Students partnered with the American Jewish World Service to learn about systems of agriculture, micro-lending to farmers, and sustainable development. Each program is based on the needs of the host community. Students visit and learn about the Arboreautim, and help with selling crops. Students live in dorms, to avoid placing strain on the host families. The trip has a strong emphasis on social justice, and involves reflection with Jewish texts, and through a community Shabbat. Students also meet at the American Embassy to talk with the ambassador about the political and economic situation in El Salvador. For more information about working with American Jewish World Service in El Salvador, contact Ilana Aisen at firstname.lastname@example.org.