Alternative Winter Break (AWB) typically lasts five days while the university is closed between the fall and spring semesters. This year, the APPLES Service-Learning Program will offer two unique Alternative Winter Break opportunities for UNC undergraduates. Students will spend five days working with experienced community partners and reflecting upon their learning experiences.
During the those five days, students apply what they are learning about the focus issues and communities at different sites through direct and indirect service as well as advocacy work. An emphasis is placed on trip reflection throughout the trip and following the students' return.
APPLES sponsors these AWB experiences:
Rural Poverty: Students work with local organizations to gain a better understanding of issues affecting a rural community in poverty in North Carolina.
Violence Prevention: Students examine how intersections of social identities (i.e. gender, race, orientation, religion, etc.) affect one’s life chances and choices. They explore violence and its prevention, with a focus on issues related to gender-based violence.
When applying, students may indicate their preference.
Applications are currently closed.
To obtain contact information for the current AWB Chair, please refer to the APPLES' Organizers directory