Alternative Breaks Trip Advisor Application
Applications Due: March 7th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

Alternative Breaks, a program of the UT Longhorn Center for Community Engagement, takes undergraduate students across the country to closely examine social justice issues. Students go through six weeks of pre-trip training and curriculum before departing for their trip. While on the trip students perform direct service, meet with non-profits, advocacy groups, and local community leaders focusing on the social issue at hand. Being immersed in diverse environments enables participants to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way.
This year’s Alternative Breaks social issues and destinations include:

• McAllen, TX: Immigrant Rights

Alternative Breaks recruits graduate students and staff to act as Trip Advisors for each of our Alternative Breaks trips. Trip Advisors will have a wide-array of responsibilities in their role, mainly acting as support to their Alternative Break’s undergraduate Trip Leaders.

As an Alternative Breaks Trip Advisor, you will undertake a range of activities including:
• Managing relationships (with your Trip Leaders, community partners, LCCE staff members, and AB participants).
• Actively supporting your Trip Leaders in group facilitation, conflict management, and building trip curriculum.
• Keeping track of finances while on the trip.
• Providing direction, instructions, and guidance to your Trip Leaders toward the purpose of achieving their goals.

Trip Advisors selected for this competitive position will:
• Develop skills in student development, community building, facilitation, and team-building.
• Gain exposure to issues around social justice and key players in Austin’s social justice scene.
• Build professional relationships across campus and in a new city.
• Have the opportunity to oversee curriculum development.


Trip Advisors selected for this position must be willing to commit to high-intensity engagement with the program over the 2018-19 academic year, including:
• Attendance at weekly participant meetings: Each Sunday, leading up to the trip
• Attendance at a 2-hour financial briefing: Spring, Date TBD
• Attendance at your Alternative Break March 16th – 23rd
• Attendance at an Alternative Breaks re-orientation on the evening of March 31st

*All listed events are mandatory.

This is an inter-disciplinary program, meaning students or staff from any major or background can apply.

Please fill out the information below as completely as possible
First Name *
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What is your graduate program or type of degree completed?
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Racial/ Ethnic identity *optional*
We recognize that race is a social construct-- This is helpful only for our programming and is not used in the selection process. Please check as many as you identify with.
Are/were you a first-generation student? *
"First Generation" means your parent(s)/guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university, even if they have been enrolled at a four-year college/university or completed a two-year degree.
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Do you have health insurance? *
Advisors traveling with the University must have health insurance as a liability precaution. If you don't already have health insurance, you can buy it through UT for the duration of the trip (AB will facilitate this purchase).
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