Important Information: Please Read Thoroughly!

Thank you for your interest in Alternative Breaks! Applicants will be invited to the interview round based on your responses, so please be thorough and thoughtful when answering. This application may take 20-25 minutes to complete. You will not be able to save your progress so complete it all in one sitting! Alternatively, you can save your responses into a Word document, and then copy and paste them in later.

Please note: If you have already been a participant on a traditional RUAB trip in the past, you may reapply but priority placement will go to those who are applying for the first time. If you have attended the Leadership-specialty trip in the past, then you would be eligible to apply again for a traditional trip.

About the Application Process:
Once you submit an application, it will be reviewed and RUAB will reach out and invite you to attend a 1-hour interview session on any of the dates listed below, based on your availability. Please note that these are the only interview times being offered (for your respective trip periods).

DEADLINES:
  • Alternative Winter Break Trips
    • Applications due: Sunday, October 13th by 11:59PM ET
    • Traditional Trip Interviews: Thursday, October 24th and Friday, October 25th from 5PM - 9PM, Saturday, October 26th from 12PM-5PM
  • Alternative Spring Break, Summer Break, and DC Lead
    • Applications due: Monday, November 11th at 11:59PM ET
    • Traditional Trip Interviews: Thursday, November 14th and Friday, November 15th from 5PM - 9PM, Saturday, November 16th from 12PM-5PM
  • DC Lead Interviews: 11AM - 5PM on Saturday, November 16th
While RUAB Info Sessions are highly encouraged, you do not have to go to an info session to apply!

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* 1. Full Name
(as it appears on your driver's license, state ID, or passport)

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* 2. Gender
(as listed on license/passport, only used for travel info)

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* 3. NetID

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* 4. RUID Number

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* 5. Class Year

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* 6. Major(s)

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* 7. Contact Information

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* 8. Date of Birth

MM/DD/YY

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* 10. Dietary Needs/Preferences

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* 11. If you will be 21 or over by the Alternative Break trip, would you be willing to complete Defensive Driving and serve as a driver for your trip (if chosen)?
*Note:  Your response will not positively or negatively impact your application.

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* 12. Do you require any accommodations for a disability? If so, please explain what accommodations you would need requested.
The Rutgers University Alternative Breaks program is committed to making AB experiences accessible for all individuals and work diligently to make all reasonable accommodations possible.

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* 13. How did you hear about Alternative Breaks?

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* 14. Please check off the trips that you would be available for/interested in attending:

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* 15. If you expressed interest in the First-Gen Serves trip, do you identify as a first-gen student? If so

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* 16. Social Issues Covered by RUAB This Year:
The following is a listing of the social issues that are being highlighted through this year's trips.  Please select your preferences of what social issues resonate most with you, or that you would be most interested in engaging in through Alternative Breaks.

  Not Interested Mildly Interested Very Interested N/A
Animal Welfare
Community Development
Environmental Conservation
Farming & Agriculture
Food Insecurity & Hunger
Healthcare Issues
Homelessness
Immigration Reform
Incarceration/Prison Reform
Sustainability
Urban Poverty
Youth Development

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* 17. What is your previous volunteerism experience?
*Note:  Not having previous service/volunteer experience will not count against you.  If that is the case, indicate "None" below.

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* 18. Why are you interested in attending an Alternative Break trip?

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* 19. What does service mean to you and why is it beneficial to a community?

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* 20. What are your expectations of what you will experience during an Alternative Break?

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* 21. Have you ever been in an environment where the culture or language was completely different from the one you are used to? How did you adjust or adapt to the situation?  What was the outcome of that situation?

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* 22. Why are conversations around power and privilege important to your leadership development or identity?

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