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International and Domestic ASEs

Winter ASE Programs

Start planning for ASE Winter! The sign up process for the 2024 - 2025 academic year will be Monday, July 29th at 9:00am ET. 

Submit your interest form for 2024 - 2025 ASE Programs Here! (Form opens Monday, July 29th at 9:00am ET)

The cost for winter programs in 2024 is $1,800. This participant fee covers your flight, transportation at your destination, lodging, and food for the week. It does not include any fees associated with applying for or updating your passport or identification needed to fly. A $300 deposit is due at sign up.

The timeline for signing up for winter programs is as follows:

  • Now: Join our interest list to receive email updates!
  • July 29: The sign-up form for 2024-2025 programs will open. A $300 deposit is needed to secure your spot. Signing up earlier will allow you to spread payments out over more time.
  • August 1 - 23: Scholarship application will be open. Scholarships range from $500-$1,500. Even for scholarship recipients, a $300 deposit is required. If you receive a scholarship, your payment plan will be adjusted.
  • Wednesday, September 4, 7:00-9:00pm in Rough Ridge (PSU 415): ASE Fall & Winter Info Night. Come to hear from student program leaders, ask questions, and sign up for a program if you have not already done so.
  • Friday, September 20 (or when filled): Sign-up process closes for Winter programs. Students participating in winter programs will continue making payments through December.
  • mid-late October: Pre-departure meetings begin to help participants prepare for their programs

Winter Programs 2024 - 2025

Dominican Republic: Focus on Clean Water Supply & Storage

Led by Asher Fazal and Sherri Rajesh

Join us for a week of intentional service and learning with Service for Peace. Their programs are designed to promote the growth and development of individuals in their communities through the shared experience of volunteer service. The program provides deep cultural immersion and a meaningful service experience. They hold that sustainable community development is possible through active citizenship, collaborative leadership, and intercultural exchange. The service work focuses specifically on access to clean water for local communities.

Costa Rica

Led by Devin Axtell and Annel Idaly Ochoa

  • Friday, January 3 - Friday, January 10, 2025
  • Community Partner: Villas Mastatal

Work and stay on a sustainable farm, Villas Mastatal, located in the heart of the Costa Rican forest and neighboring a national park. Through engaging service opportunities on the farm, participants will learn about the importance of sustainable agriculture and a range of practices such as composting, plant propagation, permaculture, and more. Participants will also parktake in ecotourism and learn about its significance on local and national economies in Costa Rica. This program includes a tour of a local family farm, La Iguana Chocolate Factory, and allows folks to make chocolate of their own to enjoy. Join us on this immersive, meaningful exploration of the Pura Vida way of life!(opens in a new tab)

St. John, USVI

Led by Dezirae Britton and Ella Harris

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.