Alternative Spring Break in Taos

Students participating in the Alternative Spring Break trip to Taos, N.M., are partnering with Taos Habitat for Humanity to help build a home. During the week, they’ll stay at the SMU-in-Taos campus at Fort Burgwin and will have the chance to take a break on the slopes.

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The opportunity of a lifetime

An update from Bryan, site leader and senior engineering major:

Well, I didn’t get to write as much as I liked, mainly because the computer lab was too far to walk and I was usually exhausted from the day’s work. But, in the end, I had the best spring break possible!

It was completely amazing – from building the houses, hearing the stories of the families that will move into the houses, the relationships I made with students and faculty, and even the 12-hour car rides, this ASB trip was a huge success in my eyes. I enjoyed it so much, I have decided to postpone a trip to Israel so I can work at the
SMU-in-Taos campus over the summer as a resident assistant, and this is after I have graduated!

This trip confirms my love for SMU and all of the opportunities it provides the students. I have known for a while now that I am going to stay involved with the SMU community after graduation; this trip just justifies my reasoning behind my future involvement.

If you have ever thought about going on an ASB trip, don’t even hesitate: apply and take the chance, because you will miss an opportunity of a lifetime if you don’t.

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