Winter ASE Programs are Back - Spots Still Available!
The lottery for winter programs has passed, but some programs still have space available. Read details about each program below and then stop by the Office of Community-Engaged Leadership (PSU 138) to complete your sign up.
- The cost to participate in winter programs 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 $500 deposit is due at sign up. The deposit counts toward your total payment, which will be broken up into four total payments.
The scholarship application for 2023-2024 has closed.
Winter Programs 2023
Dominican Republic - Space Available!
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.
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 - Space Available!
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.