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Winter VOLbreak

The VOLbreaks Program is excited to be offering our first ever winter alternative break experience! This trip will be focusing on immigrant rights in Austin, TX and will take place from December 14-19, 2018. Students who are interested in participating in this experience will be able to apply starting on September 10th. Applications will close on Friday September 28th at 11:59pm. If you apply, you will receive an email about your decision by Tuesday October 9th at 5pm.

What do you need to know?

Trip Leaders: Nich Ross ( and Maya Bian (

Trip Cost: $600 (cash or check – made out to the Alternative Break Program)

*Scholarship applications can be found here and on VOLink and are due by September 28th at 11:59pm. Click HERE to start the scholarship application.

Description: Immigration has been receiving increased attention in the United States and around the world, inciting debates centered around human rights and national security. On this alternative break, participants will analyze and deconstruct the dominant narrative and misconceptions surrounding immigration by partnering with community organizations, serving immigrant populations, and engaging in team reflection. This trip will allow participants to delve into the root causes of immigration, learn about the challenges immigrants face once they arrive in the U.S., and explore how our nation’s immigration policies directly impact their experience.