LEWISBURG, Pa. - Eschewing popular spring-break destinations, more and more Bucknell students are giving up their vacation time and committing to service work — from building houses to bridging cultural differences.
Alternative break programs include working with the underprivileged in Appalachia, building houses for Habitat for Humanity, and helping to staff a medical clinic in Nicaragua.
They immerse students in vastly diverse cultures, while heightening social awareness and, at the same time, they provide students with an opportunity to travel and to help others during their breaks from class. (See Bucknell World for complete story.)
Story posted: Nov. 29, 2005