Alternative Summer Break (ASuB) is a 2.5-week service trip in which participants travel to Kenya to support Living Positive Kenya, a local organization in Ngong Hills.
This trip focuses on several social issues like education, health, and HIV/AIDs. Learn to become a citizen of the world through strong direct service and reflection, and connect with other students who are looking to make a difference.
Students who are selected to serve on the trip participate in pre-trip meetings throughout academic year to help educate themselves on the language and culture of the community they will be serving.
Students will only be able to participate in ASuB once during their time at Illinois State, either as a student or as a Trip Leader, so that more people can enjoy this experience. Additionally, students selected to attend Alternative Summer Break MUST have previously attended an Alternative Break or have committed to attending a trip (winter break, spring break, or a weekend trip) during the 2019-2020 school year.
Cost: $2,400, all-inclusive. Charges will be billed on your student account.
We're excited to once again offer our traditional trip to Kenya in 2022! Applications will open October 1. Approximate travel dates will be May 9 through 25.
Fees for a trip are based on a student's Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Costs will decrease as a student’s EFC lowers. Fees are charged to students' accounts in mid-May.
|EFC||Participant Cost||Trip Leader Cost|
24,001 and above; or no FAFSA on file
Additionals costs may include passport fees, vaccinations, luggage fees, visas, and travel insurance.
For more information about international travel, check out this helpful information from Study Abroad.