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ASB 2009

El Salvador

In the summer of 2009 the  ASB program will be going INTERNATIONAL!!

This will be our first international trip and we will be working in partnership with Project Salvador.

For more information or to get involved please take a look below. 

If you are interested in joining our team and were not able to attend an information session  please contact team leader Kari Pile (seniorlead@uaf.edu) to set up a meeting before applying.

Quick Facts

Who:
7 students, 2 team leaders and one staff member from UAF
Team leaders: Kari Pile and Kassi MacDonald
Staff: Cara Hollingsworth

What:
Travel to El Salvador with “Project Salvador” to make a difference in the lives of those affected by the conditions of living in a third world country by working on various community projects.

When:
UAF Summer Break May/June 2009 (2 weeks)
Tentative dates: May 23- June 5, 2009

Where:
El Salvador (various communities)

Why:
To expand the horizons of the students of UAF and to have an impact on a community beyond our own.

How:
In partnership with Project Salvador the LIVE Program we will recruit a team of not more than 10 who are service minded and part of the UAF community.

Service Project:
In a small village the team will break up into groups within the same area. Some may teach English in a local school, others physical labor and various projects needed to be completed. We’ll all be in the same area, just not on the same project.

ASB Goals:

  • Improve leadership skills of UAF students
  • Help students at UAF have an impact on communities larger than Fairbanks
  • Students will learn more about poverty in third world countries and how he/she can help
  • Represent UAF in a positive light
  • Affect a global cause by advocating on behalf of poverty issues
  • Help inspire students of UAF to be involved in their communities

Note:
Spanish language skills will be extremely beneficial but it is not mandatory to be fluent in the language, there will be some language training as part of the team development.

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A few of the sites we will visit in El Salvador...