Penn State Altoona to host alternative spring break information sessions

El Yunque National Forest, Puerto Rico

Penn State Altoona will hold an information session about this year’s Alternative Spring Break in Puerto Rico at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in the Slep Student Center. Students who took part in the trip to Puerto Rico will share their service-learning experiences with the campus community. There will also be information available for those interested in future Alternative Spring Break trips.

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ALTOONA, Pa. — Penn State Altoona will offer several information sessions about the 2024 alternative spring break trip to Puerto Rico. All sessions will take place in the Student Success Center, located in Room 125 on the lower level of the Eiche Library. A full schedule is available on the Alternative Spring Break page.

The alternative spring break is an eight-day excursion in which students experience service-learning by visiting the El Yunque National Forest in Puerto Rico. Students participate in conservation projects and a disaster relief and resiliency project in the local community. In addition, participants work with the Boys and Girls Club, helping with homework, assisting with recreational activities, and helping youth practice their English. Students also have the opportunity to explore the region's culture.