Alternative Spring Break

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Central Florida, Here We Come!

Interest Forms for the 2014 Alternative Spring Break Trip to Florida are now available! Click here to access the form!

Please return completed forms to the Community Service Office by Tuesday, December 17th!

For information or if you have any questions, please contact the Community Service Office by phone at 215-572-4000 or by email at


For the past several years, Arcadia University's Community Service Office has planned Alternative Spring Break service trips for students and staff. These trips give students a chance to lend a helping hand in needy areas and learn about the culture of other regions as well as networking with other University students. For first trip in Spring of 2004, a small group traveled to Tallahassee, Florida to assist with Habitat for Humanity with hurricane relief. For Spring Break 2005, an enthusiastic group of students traveled to Tijuana, Mexico to assist Esperanza International with its community building initiatives. Spring Break 2006, 2007, and 2009 brought the need for a response to the hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Region. A large group of Arcadia students traveled to Jean Lafitte, Louisiana and Boothsville, Louisiana in the Bayou Region to assist Southern Mutual Help Association with its rebuilding efforts. In the week of working, the group worked on rebuilding 7 homes throughout the community. Students also traveled to Tijuana, Mexico in 2008 and 2010; New Orleans, Louisiana in 2011; Immokalee, Florida in 2012; and LaPlace, Louisiana in 2013.  



Previous Alternative Spring Break Trips


ASB 2013

LaPlace, Louisiana - Spring Break 2013

During Spring Break, a group of 40 from Arcadia including undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni and staff spent their spring break in LaPlace, LA.  The group worked with National Relief Network to demolish trailers damaged by Hurricane Isaac.  Chris Baines '13 and Max Kulp ‘13 were the Student Coordinators of Alternative Spring Break and worked with various organizations and people to finalize the trip.


ASB 2012

Immokalee, Florida - Spring Break 2012 

In 2012, Arcadia Community Service traveled to Immokalee, FL for Alternative Spring Break. Immokalee is a city in southern Florida that is made up predominately of migrant workers. Most on the community members are living impoverished lived and are unable to afford homes, or the upkeep for the homes that may have. In Immokalee, 32 Arcadia volunteers worked with agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, IHope, and the Guadalupe Center working on home construction for homes, both new and old. While there, we also have the opportunity to work with pre-K children.


ASB 2011

New Orleans, Louisiana - Spring Break 2011


ASB 2010

Tijuana, Mexico - Spring Break 2010


ASB 2009

New Orleans, Louisiana - Spring Break 2009


Tijuana, Mexico - Spring Break 2008


2007 trip to Boothville, La.

Boothsville, Louisiana - Spring Break 2007 


Jean Lafitte, Louisiana - Spring Break 2006


Tijuana, Mexico - Spring Break 2005 

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