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Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

Alternative Breaks Encourage Valuable Service and Growth

By Laura Shkouratoff, Creative Director

March 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The NYU Alternative Breaks program, provides countless benefits to both participants and the communities that student-volunteers serve.

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

We Need an Alternative to Alternative Breaks

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Alternative Breaks are notable for sending undergraduate students all over the world to participate in volunteer activities. However, it's debatable if Alternative Breaks provides a glorified form of volunteer tourism or if the program actually benefits communities in need.