FAQs

How many trips are there?

There are currently 30 Spring Break trips confirmed for 2017.

What are the dates for this year’s ASB?

The dates for Spring Break are March 4-12, 2017.

How many total spots are available in ASB?

There are approximately 400 spots available in ASB at all levels of involvement; over 300 Volunteers, 60 Coordinators, 30 Chaperones, 5 Committee Chairs, and two Program Managers participate each year.

How many Volunteer spots are available?

In 2017, there will be over 300 spots available for volunteers.

How many Volunteers go on each trip?

Typically, van trips have 11 total participants, public transportation trips have 15 total participants, and flying trips have 14 total participants. Each of those figures accounts for the two trip Coordinators, a faculty/staff/graduate student chaperone, and volunteers.

Who can participate in BU ASB?

All current Boston University undergraduate students, freshmen through seniors, are welcome to register. Graduate students cannot participate as volunteers; however, they are welcome to apply to be Chaperones.

Do I need to have experience with the Community Service Center or with Alternative Service Breaks to be a volunteer?

No, you don’t have to have any experience with the CSC or ASB.

How do I apply for ASB?

Registration for ASB is all done online through EventBrite. Click here and scroll to the “Registration FAQs” section for more information about how registration works!

Are there any scholarships available for students interested in Alternative Service Breaks?

Yes, you can apply for a need based scholarship when you register. Click here and scroll to the “Scholarships” section for more information!

I have BU health insurance. Where can I find my health insurance information?

All students that have BU health insurance can find their information on Aetna Student’s Health Website. Click on the Print Your ID Card Tab on the left hand side; you will be asked for your BU ID number and your date of birth. You will be directed to a page that has your health insurance information.

What makes ASB an Alternative to the traditional college spring break?

Alternative Service Breaks (ASB) promotes community service, develops leadership skills, and creates strong bonds among its participants through engaging group service projects. Participants are required to abstain from using any drugs or alcohol during the entire duration of each trip, even if they are of legal age. This Zero Tolerance policy highlights each volunteer’s commitment to service, and helps maintain an active, engaging volunteer environment for all participants.

Where are we going this year?

You can check out the trip list here!

I love social media. How can I connect with ASB online?

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @BUASB, or find us on Facebook.