Alternative Spring Break



Community Partner



Zero Hunger, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities

*Taken From: The Global Goals For Sustainable Development

Dates of Travel

Fall Reading Week 2018 - Tuesday, October 9 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Number of Participants

9 student participants
1 student team leader
2 staff/faculty team leaders


ASB Pittsburgh will serve at a number of locations in the neighbourhoods of Hill District and East Liberty on projects around gentrification, food deserts, and rapid urban development with a number of Amizade’s partners. Alternative Spring Break started in Pittsburgh 15 years ago, and what better way to celebrate, than to travel to the city where the program began.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Alternative Spring Break 2018 program, students participating in this experience will be able to:


$1800 CAD (cost subject to change)

Trip Cost covers:

Medical Precautions

Participants must visit their family doctor or a travel clinic to ensure that their immunizations are up to date, and that there are no health concerns for travel. The cost of medical precautions is not included in ASB fees, and is the responsibility of the participant.

Sample Day

7:00 am:


7:30 am:

Travel to community organization


Service with organization (breakfast and lunch included)

4:00-4:30 pm:

Return to homestays

4:30-6:00 pm:

Rest, relax, free time

6:00-7:00 pm:



Team Reflection

8:30-9:30 pm:

Social Activity/Recreation

10:00 pm:

Return to homestay


Group will be in homestays vetted by Amizade.


Meals will be provided in combination of homestays, Amizade and local restaurants.