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Official Application Link: www.tinyurl.com/stanfordasb2017

 
The ASB experience involves the following components:

  • For Core Participants:
    • Winter Quarter 1-unit course facilitated by the ASB leaders in consultation with a faculty sponsor
    • Spring Break trip experience
    • Spring Quarter reflections and reunions
  • For General Participants (max 2 per ASB):
    • Winter Quarter 1-unit course facilitated by the ASB leaders in consultation with a faculty sponsor
    • Spring Quarter reflections and reunions

Review the courses and trips highlighted below and consider applying to be part of this Stanford tradition! For additional program information, please see application form or visit the FAQ page

2016-2017 Alternative Spring Break Trips

Davis
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California
What does it mean to be “Asian American”? Do “Asian” and “Asian American” mean the same thing? Is the term “Asian American” a paradox? These questions reveal that the term “Asian American,” while seemingly simple and all-encompassing, often casts Asian Americans as a homogeneous group—...
California
Trip Description: After our course in the Winter quarter, we will go on a service-learning trip through California, visiting grassroots organizations and historical sites that have made significant contributions to the Pilipinx-American community. While our trip focuses on the struggles...
Washington D.C.
Trip Description: This Spring Break, students learn from and interact with the military-affiliated community, including enlisted servicemembers, officers, veterans, military family members, civilians serving in Congress and the Pentagon, and peers their age studying at the U.S. Naval Academy. The...
Bay Area
Design thinking has taken Stanford and the global innovation community by storm. Social innovators and educators in both the US and Japan are asking how design thinking can reach its potential to create positive impact. This spring break, we will use design thinking to examine an aspect of...
California
Course Description: With climate change posed to be one of the most pressing issues of the 21st Century, environmental preservation is emerging at a top priority. In addition to the federal government, state and local governments regulate the environment. In this course, we will learn about what...
New Mexico
The idea for this trip came from our own personal experiences and involvement with indigenous issues. As indigenous people to two entirely different contexts, our communities have witnessed similarities in political, economic, and social disadvantages when it comes to our racial, ethnic, and...
California
Course Description: Responsible for the produce and other food that we consume multiple times everyday, farmworkers have an important role in America’s workforce. Also one of society’s most marginalized groups, farmworkers experience distinct economic and political disadvantages, resulting in...
California
Trip Description: During the trip at the end of the quarter, students will be provided opportunities to apply the metrics and methods of thought used during the quarter to think about housing justice and ideas about housing as a human right in the Bay Area. We will be meeting with various kinds of...
Washington D.C.
Trip Description:The recent anti-immigrant rhetoric espoused by some powerful players in the political arena has brought to light the nativism that has been present throughout American history. This has historically resulted in policies targeting specific immigrant communities, creating a hostile...
California Bay Area
STEM is the buzzword, hashtag, and movement of the decade. “Innovation”, “success”, and “Silicon Valley” are words we hear everyday here at Stanford. We know about STEM from all the publications, programs, and pipettes. But impactful science is meant to be more than your PSET due Monday.  This...
South Dakota
Trip Description:Students will fly to Rapid City, SD and spend the week travelling around South Dakota, visiting organizations devoted to addressing Lakota economic, health, and educational disparities due to years of colonization, extermination, and assimilation practices. The trip will be a...
Chicago, Illinois
Trip Description:By the end of our winter quarter class, we will have explored the factors that create the educational disparity and opportunity/achievement gap  amongst the Latinx community, such as language, economic, and cultural barriers, as well as the impact of citizenship and legality...
California
Course Description: We will delve in-depth into topics like the increased obesity rates in America, the health and food education in our schools, the fundamentals of nutrition and cooking, the challenges of processed foods, the various lifestyle choices and fads surrounding healthy eating, and the...