2018 Alternative Break - Zero Week (Monday June 18- Saturday June 23) - Online Application Form
Applications for Alternative Break Zero Week 2018 are open! Use this form to apply to the 2018 Alternative Break Trip Zero Week online. Please be sure to read about the 2018 Alternative Break Trip - Zero Week here.
Priority deadline is Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all three trips are full.
Need-based financial assistance is available! If you would like to apply for a travel grant, please review information about the Alternative Break Travel Grant Program administered through the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC). All travel grant applications must be submitted at the time of the trip application. Travel grants must be submitted to HSRC no later than Monday, May 21, 2018.
Selections are based upon the timeliness and quality of the applications and personal statements and crafting Alternative Break teams representing diversity in experience and perspectives.
Questions? Contact Emily Bowling at email@example.com or 541-737-7673.
- Must be a currently enrolled OSU student
- Must be paying student fees at the Corvallis campus
- Must be in good university standing (academic and student conduct)
Accommodations: If accommodations for disability are needed in order to participate in the trip, please contact Emily Bowling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-737-7673, preferably one month in advance due to the immersive nature of the experience.
Native Voices: Exploring Cultural Engagement, Policy Issues, & Community Wellbeing - Monday June 18 to Satruday June 23 (trip will leave early morning on Monday June 18 and return by mid-day on Saturday June 23)
Warm Springs, Oregon Trip Cost: $100 (includes 4 dinners)
Discover various factors impacting cultural engagement, tribal policy and community wellbeing in Warm Springs by exploring elements of tribal governance, food sourcing, and community and cultural activities. Through educational sessions and direct community projects, we will explore community gardens and sustainability, tribal government and jurisprudence, energy policy, economic development and social and cultural events that all impact the Warm Springs community. During our trip activities will include educational sessions covering a wide range of topics related to tribal life, challenges, and solutions. We will focus on engaging counter narratives and exploring the impact of settler colonialism upon indigenous communities. Some community engagement opportunities include working on landscaping at a senior living facility, working at a community garden, food preservation, hiking on the reservation, learning about the services and programs put on by OSU Extension for the community, and visiting the Museum at Warm Springs. The trip will also include a BBQ with OSU Extension staff and tribal members. We will staying on the Reservation of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs, home to the Warm Springs, Wasco, and Paiute tribes after they were forcibly removed from land across the northwest. The Warm Springs Reservation is inhabited by nearly 4,000 tribal members, most of whom live in or around the town of Warm Springs.
Note: Lodging will be at Kah-Nee-Ta (a tribally owned and operated hotel). Trip fee includes transportation, lodging, and 4 dinners that will be prepared and shared together as a group. You will be responsible for your meals on travel days as well as for purchasing materials for meals not provided (breakfast and lunch). There will be space available to prepare breakfast, pack a lunch, and cook dinner.