Alternative Winter Break

What are you doing January 1-12, 2020? If you go on Suffolk's Alternative Winter Break (AWB), you'll be in Cambodia or Myanmar, working with Habitat for Humanity International’s Global Village program.

There are two trip opportunities in either Cambodia or Myanmar, and they're open to all interested undergraduate and graduate students. You'll spend 10 days learning about political, social, and economic issues in Cambodia or Myanmar while participating in a community service project.

If you're accepted into the program, you must enroll in GVT 387-Conflict and Development in Asia, a 4-credit spring semester course that reviews crucial political and economic events in the region, processes of reconstruction of the rule of law, plus democracy and sustainable development. This course will also have a service component, so you'll interact with Boston's Asian communities.

Applications will open on SU Connect on August 28.

AWB Trip Details

1. All participants must register for the GVT387A/687 course in the spring 2020 semester, following acceptance into the program. We will also work with graduate students to tailor GVT 687 for graduate-level work

2. Minimum of 2.5 GPA

3. Students must participate in out-of-class learning experiences as directed by the program

4. Students must be in good standing with the University (judicial, health)

You will pay a portion of the total cost of the trip, which includes transportation, meals, and accommodations. Total costs of the program are partially subsidized by the Center for Community Engagement and the Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies at Suffolk University. The trip payment will consist of a deposit due upon acceptance to the program, and a final payment before the start of the trip, both of which will be billed through Suffolk University’s student accounts. Contact the Center for Community Engagement for more information on specific costs and available scholarships.

Consult the Office of Student Financial Services to see if your financial aid package covers any of the costs related to the trip. A limited number of partial scholarships will be awarded based on available funding and student needs.