By Brian Riley
The Office of Campus Life and Appleseed Expeditions is offering an Alternative Service Break to Puerto Rico this upcoming spring semester. The trip will cost $1,995, and will take place on March 7-11. The price includes travel, hotel accommodations, and food. Appleseed Expeditions is a travel company designed to allow students to use their passion and educations to help the world outside of their normal community, according to appleseedexpeditions.com.
The itinerary includes a balance of sightseeing, and community service work. Students will get a guided tour of the Old World Spanish settlement, which includes beautifully restored buildings and homes in Spanish Colonial style. In addition, students will explore the 268-acre Rio Camuy Cave Park, which is one of the biggest three cave systems in the world.
For the service aspect of the trip one of the objectives will be to get involved in a project at Las Casas de la Selva, which is a rain forest preservation. Projects will range from planting trees, researching reforestation, and building retaining walls. Lastly students will volunteer at a local foster care center. Registration and the first deposit of $300 is due on Dec. 18.