As Spring Break 2009 approaches, SMU encourages all students, faculty and staff to heed U.S. Department of State travel warnings. Information about travel warnings, including specific information about trips to Mexico, can be found at travel.state.gov.
Meanwhile, several SMU students are spending their March hiatus building homes, preserving natural resources and delivering meals across the United States as part of 2009 Alternative Spring Break.
Led by SMU’s campus community service organization SPARC (Students Promoting Awareness, Responsibility and Citizenship) and Office of Leadership and Community Involvement (LCI), students will work with community agencies including:
- Cherokee Nation in Appalachia, Tennessee
- Habitat for Humanity in Taos, New Mexico and Laredo, Texas
- Plateau Restoration in Moab, Utah
- God’s Love We Deliver in New York, New York
- Campus Kitchens Project in St. Louis, Missouri
Learn more about this year’s trips at SMU’s Alternative Spring Break website. (Above, a photo of students participating in the 2008 Alternative Spring Break in Taos, posted at SMU’s Student Adventures website.)