Each spring, groups of Appalachian State University students choose to forgo the typical vacation most imagine when they hear the term "Spring Break" to do service projects around the nation. These trips, which all have a focus on sustainability, social justice and the environment, are known as Alternative Service Experiences (ASE).
In 2015, a group of Appalachian students traveled to Birmingham, Alabama, to volunteer their time at Jones Valley Teaching Farm.
About Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.