Alternative Spring Break Trip

For the 2016 Alternative Spring Break Trip we will be working with Panorama Service Expeditions (PSE) which focuses on grass-roots sustainable, social and economical development projects in Managua, Nicaragua. Community economic development projects vary from serving alongside community members as they improve or add to community infrastructure, to assisting in daily agricultural-related tasks, or to consulting with community councils.

Dates: March 19th, 2017- March 26th, 2017

Cost:  $1,270. This is all inclusive - air and ground travel, lodging, meals, and excursion activities. Food while traveling, souvenirs, and optional activities are not included. Additionally, costs incurred regarding passports, medical treatment prior to the trip (such as immunizations), and other international travel fees are not included.

Travel Grants are available and require a supplemental application found in the student volunteer application packet. We also recommend several fundraising ideas and provide a fundraising letter which you can use when requesting donations for your trip.

Group Size: 10 student spaces are available (including two student trip leaders). Spots will be awarded based on a review of this application. However, if you are not accepted onto the trip, you will be put onto a waiting list. If someone drops his or her spot on the trip, you may be pulled from the waitlist.

Transportation: All transportation will be included in the cost of the trip. We will be flying from Los Angeles (LAX) to the airport in Managua. Transportation in Nicaragua will be coordinated by PSE. The shuttle to and from LAX is also included in the cost of the trip.

Informational Meetings: October 18th and 19th at 6pm in the Chapel Lounge.

Apply By: October 28th at 5pm

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the Student Volunteer application.
  2. Submit application and deposit to Madeline Liberti at Community Service Center by October 28th. Applications will not be accepted electronically. Travel Grant and Student Trip Leader applications are now part of the general student application and are due at the same time.
  3. Students will be notified by Cal Lutheran email about spot placement and grant qualification by November 2nd.

Applications can be turned into Madeline Liberti in the Student Life Office in the Student Union.