What Makes a House a Home: Guatemala ASB

Guatemala ASB
Guatemala ASB

Have a heart for international service? Come on the Guatemala Service-Study Alternative Service Break.

Service-Study Alternative Service Breaks places teams of college students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning during their summer, fall, winter or spring breaks.

Students participate in alternative service break experiences for community organizations and learn about issues such as disaster relief and mitigation, immigration, civil rights, literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment.

Being completely immersed into diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way. The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities even after the Service-Study Alternative Service Break ends.

Students who participate in the Guatemala Alternative Service Break will be working with Constru Casa to build basic housing for families living in extreme poverty. Constru Casa works with local social organizations to identify families in need.

Participants will work alongside a family and engage in a homestay experience. This Alternative Service Break experience includes a number of excursions to historic sites in Guatemala.

Overall, this Alternative Service Break opportunity will allow students to experience the Guatemalan culture along with serving and learning.

The trip is scheduled for May 8 to 15, and will cost an estimated $1,700 to $1,900, which includes transportation, lodging, and food.

For more information, visit the Service-Study ASB.

More details at: https://go.unl.edu/2y6u