Bucknell Alternative Break Trips
Bucknell has several alternative break trips to offer. If you are interested in traveling please read the descriptions below.
The Bucknell Brigade is a group of University students, faculty, and staff members who are committed to aiding the poverty-stricken people of Nicaragua, especially those in the community of Nueva Vida. Each year two delegations are sent to Nicaragua, one in January and one in March. If you are interested in traveling on this trip, contact Stacey Sommerfield or Janice Butler. In addition, there are many ways that you can get involved on campus before and after traveling.
Bucknell students and staff have made 13 trips to New Orleans and the Gulf coast since 2005. The group travels in January and May and partners with the St. Bernard Project. Our next trip will be May 10-18, 2013. If you are interested in participating in this unique service experience, contact Stacey Sommerfield or Janice Butler.
Bucknell students and staff will have the opportunity to explore the ongoing legacy of the Civil Rights Movement by visiting historic sites, museums, and archives, as well as by talking with residents of the South who participated in key events, and to consider current conditions of inequality by serving the needy in Memphis, or working to preserve important parts of our heritage. If you are interested, contact Vincent Stephens in the Multicultural Student Services Office.
Bucknell Advancing Communities: Educating and Serving (B.A.C.E.S) is planning a service spring break trip to the Dominican Republic to help impoverished people. Work on a school, in a health clinic, and at a rural farm have been part of previous trips. If you are interested in traveling, contact Trace Coates in the Office of International Education.
The Bucknell Chapter of Habitat for Humanity selects a different location to travel to each year based on student interest. If you are interested in getting involved on campus or traveling with the group over spring break please contact chapter representative Kristina Mammano.