Purpose: The purpose of the Heifer International Alternative Spring Break Program is to enable participants to begin a journey of personal growth by engaging in a range of activities to challenge and strengthen problem solving and communication skills. Through the week long immersion at the Heifer Ranch, students will experience lifestyles from around the world and engage in service work, community building, and hands on educational learning activities focused on hunger, sustainable development, and caring for the earth.
Overview: The alternative break program combines interactive learning programs, which bring awareness of the great need in the world, with opportunities to give the gift of your time and hard work. The service activities not only allow participants to give back but also serve as great educational tools - both about the value of giving your service to others and experiencing something for the first time – such as milking a goat or harvesting vegetables.
Location: Heifer Ranch in Perryville, Arkansas
Dates: March 17-22, 2013
Cost: The Walton College will provide funding for 10 students, which covers the full program cost of $350 per student. Students will be responsible for transportation to and from Perryville.
Application Process: Students must submit this application to the Walton College Career Center (WJWH 226) by February 15, 2013.
Benefits of Participation: Participating in Heifer’s Alternative Spring Break Program will expose students to real-world situations and experience developing practical solutions to those problems. Participants will also be challenged to examine their habits and consumption to become more responsible global citizens, and build communication, critical thinking and group cooperation skills. And it serves as a great resume builder! Leadership Walton members will also receive program credit for participating, including credit for 3 lectures, 2 misc. components, and 1 community service project.
We would like to thank the MBA students and Leadership Walton members who participated in the Heifer International Global Passport Program in August 2011.
Contact the Sam M. Walton College of Business Career Development Center
Willard J. Walker Hall 226
For more information about Heifer International, please visit heifer.org.