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- program cancelled due to hurricane 

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 - $1000
  • Peer Leaders: Danica Lee & Lindsey Bearss
  • Learning Partner: Robin Hale

Exploring Community through Race, Gender, & Public Health

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 - $1000
  • Peer Leaders: Avery Walter & Emily Lucero
  • Learning Partrner: Erika Cary

Life of Freedom Center

This flying domestic program will partner with the Life of Freedom Center to work on combatting human trafficking. This program will be split into two parts. The first part will focus on providing an educational basis for understanding trafficking and its repercussions. The other part of the program will be about service and working to combat this issue with those who have been rescued from or at high risk of being sex trafficked. In all, this immersive retreat will teach students to respond to this issue within their own community.    

  • Program Fee - $1000
  • Peer Leaders: Emma Labovitz & Callie Scher
  • Learning Partrner: Dr. Shanan Fitts


*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

138 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: (828) 262-2545
Fax: (828) 262-8078

Now Hiring
Assistant Director

Amanda Scuderi
Graduate Assistant

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