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Lynx Alternative Breaks



Mission Statement

Lynx Alternative Breaks exposes students to complex social and cultural issues through direct service, experiential learning, group discussion, and personal reflection. The vision is to transform students into advocates of social change on issues affecting our communities.

The goals of the trip are to:​​

  1. Participate in service projects that impact the local community.
  2. Develop community amoungst the student participants.
  3. Have new and exciting expereinces in another part of the country.

Participation in Lynx Alternative Breaks will challenge and inform your understanding of relevant community and social justice issues in our society. The questions below are aimed at understanding your level of teamwork, interest in social issue, leadership, diversity and potential for growth.

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 Upcoming Breaks

 

Guatemala

Applications open Monday, January 29, 2018

Participant Application due Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM

The online application will remain open until Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 11:59 PM, and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Please take your time completing the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions thoroughly and reflecting on why this experience is right for you. We recommend drafting your responses in a Word document, then copy and pasting them in to the application. This helps with editing, but also ensures if anything malfunctions with MyLynx, that your responses are not lost.

Applications: Coming Soon!

A Cultural Education: Community Development in Guatemala | May 16th - 29th, 2018

Join Lynx Alternative Breaks for its Seventh Anniversary in Guatemala! Students will participate in cultural activities, Spanish language classes, and service with local community organizations. Through service, education, and reflection the group will explore issues related to environmental sustainability, indifenous rights, and community development. Students will meet prior to the trip to learn about the culture of Guatemala and the organizations the group will be working with.

This year's organization will be Celas Maya Language School!
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Grand Canyon

Applications open Friday, September 8, 2017

Participant Application due Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM

The online application will remain open until Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM, and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Please take your time completing the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions thoroughly and reflecting on why this experience is right for you. We recommend drafting your responses in a Word document, then copy and pasting them in to the application. This helps with editing, but also ensures if anything malfunctions with MyLynx, that your responses are not lost.

Applications: Fall 2017

Enviromental Stewardship: Learning about enviromental conversation, stewardship practices, and educational opportunities.

November 17th - 22th, 2017

Cost: $125 (All-Inclusive)

Join Lynx Alternative Breaks in the Grand Canyon! Through service, education, and reflection the group will explore issues related to environmental sustainability and community development. Students will meet prior to the trip to learn about the Grand Canyon and the organization the group will be working with.

This year's organization will be National Park Services!

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Nepal

Applications open Friday, September 8, 2017

Participant Application due Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM

The online application will remain open until Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM, and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Please take your time completing the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions thoroughly and reflecting on why this experience is right for you. We recommend drafting your responses in a Word document, then copy and pasting them in to the application. This helps with editing, but also ensures if anything malfunctions with MyLynx, that your responses are not lost.

Applications:Winter 2017

Post-Disaster and Community Development: Learning about Neplai culture and values, infrastructure, customs, and sustainable development.

December 27th - Januay 11th, 2017

Cost: $1,600 (All-Inclusive)

Join Lynx Alternative Breaks in the Nepal! Through service, education, and reflection the group will explore issues related to sustainability and community development. Students will meet prior to the trip to learn about Nepal and the organizations the group will be working with.


Harvesting Justice

Applications Open

Participant Application due Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

The online application will remain open until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM, and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Please take your time completing the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions thoroughly and reflecting on why this experience is right for you. We recommend drafting your responses in a Word document, then copy and pasting them in to the application. This helps with editing, but also ensures if anything malfunctions with MyLynx, that your responses are not lost.

Applications: Winter 2017

Improve green spaces in urban environments by aiding in ongoing gardening and healthy food distribution through hands-on service learning. You will have opportunities to understand factors of food security and environmental justice issues including the impacts of spatial segregation, food sustainability systems, and health disparities.

December 28th, 2017 - Januay 6th, 2018

Cost: $250 (All-Inclusive)

Join Lynx Alternative Breaks in Food Security for Urban Communities! Through service, education, and reflection the group will explore issues related to sustainability and community development. Students will meet prior to the trip to learn about the location and the organizations the group will be working with.​​


Healing Centuries of Wounds

Applications Open

Participant Application due Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

The online application will remain open until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM, and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Please take your time completing the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions thoroughly and reflecting on why this experience is right for you. We recommend drafting your responses in a Word document, then copy and pasting them in to the application. This helps with editing, but also ensures if anything malfunctions with MyLynx, that your responses are not lost.

Applications: Winter 2017

Participants will build relationships with members and leaders of the Navajo Nation community. Students will understand public health issues facing the Navajo people and the strategies used to address them. Students will be able to critically understand the intersections of indigenous people’s rights and health inequity.

January 3th - January 11th, 2018

Cost: $250 (All-Inclusive)

Join Lynx Alternative Breaks in Addressing Indigenous Public Health! Through service, education, and reflection the group will explore issues related to sustainability and community development. Students will meet prior to the trip to learn about the location and the organizations the group will be working with.​​


Am I still Human?

Applications Open

Participant Application due Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM

The online application will remain open until Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM, and each application will be carefully reviewed by a selection committee. Please take your time completing the application. We want you to spend time answering the questions thoroughly and reflecting on why this experience is right for you. We recommend drafting your responses in a Word document, then copy and pasting them in to the application. This helps with editing, but also ensures if anything malfunctions with MyLynx, that your responses are not lost.

Applications: Winter 2017

Participants will gain a greater understanding of issues surrounding mass incarceration and knowledge of how we can become activists for prison reform. We will examine inequalities based on gender, the effects on incarceration on the family unit, and human and civil rights issues.

January 2th - January 11th, 2018

Cost: $250 (All-Inclusive)

Join Lynx Alternative Breaks in the topic of Illusion of Justice. Through service, education, and reflection the group will explore issues related to sustainability and community development. Students will meet prior to the trip to learn about the location and the organizations the group will be working with.​​​​​​​​​​​​

Spring Break Information Coming Soon!