Alternative Service Experience: Winter


December 16-22, 2017

Winter ASE Programs allow you to use the long holiday to explore and serve a different community. Programs vary in dates and cost but provide the same components of service, learning and exploration that you find on the other Alternative Service Experience programs.

2017 Programs:

Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park- St. John, USVI 

Join us as we work alongside the US Virgin Islands National Park to preserve historic sites and landscapes and learn about West Indian culture and history. Discussions will encompass environmental issues as well as some of the complex and lasting effects of colonialism. Through hands-on work and mindful conversations participants will have the opportunity to engage in a greater understanding and appreciation of this region. 

  • Program Fee - $TBD
  • Peer Leaders: Danica Lee & Lindsey Bearss
  • Learning Partner: TBD

GLIDE, AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand- San Francisco, California 

This flying domestic program will work hands on with various organizations that serve individuals living with HIV/AIDS by providing a sustainable source of food and shelter. Service will likley be done with GLIDE, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and Project Open Hand. This program will focus heavily on education relating to the LGBT community and history, mental health and public health topics and howd how each facet interacts with the other. 

  • Program Fee - $TBD
  • Peer Leaders: Avery Walter & Emily Lucero
  • Learning Partrner: TBD


La Puente- San Luis Valley, Colorado

This flying domestic program will work in the economically depressed region of Southern Colorado alongside the efforts of La Puente, to fight the problems of hunger and homelessness. Working primarily with migrant workers, this program addresses the multiple facets of poverty by working with the foodbank, preparing meals, makding and delivering fire wood, helping with the upkeep of facilities, and working directly with members of the community.   

  • Program Fee - $TBD
  • Peer Leaders: Emma Labovitz & Callie Scher
  • Learning Partrner: TBD


*Appalachian State University reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the University’s control.

Contact Us

Rm. 138, Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone , NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2545


F: (828) 262-8078

Heather Jo Mashburn

Assistant Director, ACT

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