Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org! All current UC Berkeley undergraduate students with any documentation status are welcome to apply. Update as of September 2023 — At this time, Alternative Breaks is planning for in-person spring break trips in March 2024. However, we are aware of ongoing uncertainty related to the pandemic. We are following public health guidelines and assessing the needs of the communities we serve. We will provide updates to any changes on this website. If you have any questions, please contact Rosa Enriquez at RosaLeeEnriquez@berkeley.edu and email@example.com. Application Deadline Priority Deadline: Oct. 23, 2023 Final Deadline: Oct. 26, 2023 Time Commitments Enroll in 2 unit in-person Spring DeCal; Wednesdays from 6-8pm PST. Attend All-Community Meetings (more details will be shared when you receive offer letter) Participate in spring break service trip, Monday, March 25–Friday, March 29, 2024. Personal Commitments Maintain a sense of curiosity to learn and collaborate with community partners and fellow peers — understanding that we come with different knowledge, experiences, and privileges Agree and adhere to trip guidelines and participant agreements, including final decisions made by student Break Leaders. Uphold No Alcohol and No Drug policy for all activities related to Alternative Breaks. Complete and turn in all trip safety and liability forms. While on the service trip, all participants are expected to adhere to guidelines, participant agreements, and Break Leader decisions Financial Commitments Pay a participant fee of $375. This fee covers housing, transportation, and food for the entire week. An initial non-refundable deposit of $100 will be due at the first All-Community Meeting. PLEASE NOTE: Participant fees are non-refundable. All participants are required to participate in all fundraising activities to make trips possible. Participants on the Puerto Rico trip are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets. We seek to make Alternative Breaks as accessible as possible. Although we have limited funds, we will offer a small stipend for students with financial need. Application will be made available after you are part of the program. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Finance Director at firstname.lastname@example.org Questions? Need more information? E-mail us at email@example.com Please DO NOT click “submit” until the entire application is complete! Incomplete applications will NOT be read! I. Personal Information First Name (as it appears on your identification) Last Name (as it appears on your identification) Lived First Name Pronouns Email Non-Berkeley Email Phone Birthday (month/day/year) Student ID Expected Graduation Year Are you a transfer student? –None–YesNo Are you a first-generation college student, meaning your parents, guardians, or grandparents did not attend college? –None–YesNo What is your major? African American StudiesAmerican StudiesAnthropologyArchitectureArt, History ofArt, Practice ofAsian American StudiesAsian StudiesAstronomyBioengineeringBusiness AdministrationCeltic StudiesChemical BiologyChemical EngineeringChemistryChicano StudiesCivil & Environmental EngineeringClassical CivilizationsClassical LanguagesCognitive ScienceComparative LiteratureComputer ScienceConservation & Resource StudiesDevelopment StudiesDutch StudiesEarth & Planetary ScienceEast Asian Languages & CulturesEconomicsElectrical Eng & Computer SciencesEngineering ScienceEnglishEnvironmental EconomicsEnvironmental Economics & Policy (CNR)Environmental Economics & Policy (L&S)Environmental Engineering ScienceEnvironmental Sciences (CNR)Environmental Sciences (L&S)Ethnic StudiesFilmForestry & Natural ResourcesFrenchGender & Women’s StudiesGenetics & Plant BiologyGeographyGermanGreekHistoryIndustrial Eng & Operations ResearchIntegrative BiologyInterdisciplinary Studies FieldItalian StudiesLandscape ArchitectureLatinLatin American StudiesLegal StudiesLinguisticsMass CommunicationsMaterials Science & EngineeringMathematicsMechanical EngineeringMedia StudiesMicrobial BiologyMiddle Eastern StudiesMolecular & Cell BiologyMolecular Environmental BiologyMolecular ToxicologyMusicNative AmericanNear Eastern StudiesNuclear EngineeringNutritional SciencePeace & Conflict StudiesPhilosophyPhysical SciencesPhysicsPolitical Econ of Industrial SocietiesPolitical SciencePsychologyPublic HealthReligious StudiesRhetoricScandinavianSlavic Languages & LiteraturesSocial WelfareSociety & EnvironmentSociologySouth & Southeast Asian StudiesSpanish & PortugueseStatisticsTheater, Dance & Performance StudiesUndeclaredUrban Studies What is your residential status? –None–In StateOut of StateInternational Hometown What languages do you speak other than English? Gender (hold Ctrl to select multiple) Cisgender WomanCisgender ManTrans Woman/TransfeminineTrans Man/TransmasculineNonbinary/GenderqueerAgenderOtherDecline to State If you selected “I do not identify with the above options”, or would like to provide details about your gender identity, please do so Racial or ethnic identity (optional) –None–American Indian/Alaskan NativeBi-Ethnic or Multi-ethnicAfrican/African-AmericanAsian/Asian-AmericanChican@/Latin@Pacific IslanderWhiteI do not identify with the above optionsDecline to State If you selected “I do not identify with the above options”, or would like to provide details about your race/ethnicity, please do so How did you hear about this program? –None–Public Service Center StaffPublic Service Center WebsiteClass PresentationDirect ReferralDrop-inEmailE-NewsletterFacebookFlyerGBOOtherRecruitment FairWord of mouth Would you like to subscribe to the Public Service Center’s monthly newsletter that lists community events, service and leadership opportunities, scholarships, and more? The Public Service Center is committed to raising funds for those who need it. Please share your financial aid status with us to help us make this happen. (Please check all that apply.) Note: 65% of undergraduates receive some form of financial aid Not Eligible for Financial Aid Financial Aid Eligible Work-Study Eligible Pell Grant Eligible Please check if you will be 21 years old by March 25, 2024. Please check if you will be 21 years old by March 25, 2024 and are willing and able to serve as a driver for the group. T-Shirt Size –None–Extra Small (XS)SmallMediumLargeExtra Large (XL) Do you have any dietary restrictions? (Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free) II. Position Preference Information Alternative Breaks Program Information Are you a returning applicant? –None–NoYes — Applied One Time BeforeYes — Applied Two Times BeforeYes — Applied Three Times Before Are you a past program participant? –None–NoYes — One Time BeforeYes — Two Times BeforeYes — Three Times Before Trip Preferences Preference #1 –None–Farmworker & Immigration Rights in the Central ValleyEnvironmental & Food Justice in Bay AreaEconomic Justice in San FranciscoUrban Health in Los AngelesImmigration Rights in San DiegoCommunity Building & Sustainability in Puerto Rico How interested are you in preference #1? (On a scale of 1-5, one being the lowest, five being the highest; include your reasoning) Preference #2 –None–Farmworker & Immigration Rights in the Central ValleyEnvironmental & Food Justice in Bay AreaEconomic Justice in San FranciscoUrban Health in Los AngelesImmigration Rights in San DiegoCommunity Building & Sustainability in Puerto Rico How interested are you in preference #2? (On a scale of 1-5, one being the lowest, five being the highest; include your reasoning) Preference #3 –None–Farmworker & Immigration Rights in the Central ValleyEnvironmental & Food Justice in Bay AreaEconomic Justice in San FranciscoUrban Health in Los AngelesImmigration Rights in San DiegoCommunity Building & Sustainability in Puerto Rico How interested are you in preference #3? (On a scale of 1-5, one being the lowest, five being the highest; include your reasoning) If you marked Puerto Rico as a trip preference, do you have a government-issued photo ID (for airplane transport information, either driver’s license or passport)?–None–YesNo III. Personal Statement 1. What does “social justice” mean to you? (250 words max) 2. Explain your interest in Alternative Breaks, specifically regarding the trip(s) you are most interested in. Include what you hope to learn and gain from your participation in the Alternative Breaks program, and how you will use these lessons and skills towards advocating for social justice in your future. (250 words max) 3. Please list any personal qualities or experiences (academic, service-related, work-related, etc.) you have that are relevant to your first and second trip preferences or the program as a whole. Please note that previous experience is not a requirement; participants with little experience and lots of passion are equally desired as those with lots of experience. (250 words max) If you are interested in the Alternative Breaks experience and would like to go on a trip regardless of your preference, please check this box: I have read all participant responsibilities and agree to these conditions if selected for a spring Alternative Breaks trip. I have completed all required fields and answered all questions in the personal statement.–None–NoYes Before you submit your application, make sure all required fields have been completed. We will NOT review applications that are incomplete. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.