Alternative Spring Break 2016: Brazil
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WHO:  Jewish Undergraduate Students at the University of Michigan.

WHAT:  This coming Spring Break, a group of U of M Students have organized a volunteer trip to Sao Paulo, Brazil. It will be a great combination of meaningful volunteer work with a local Jewish community and spring break vacation.
This is an excellent opportunity to explore South America, connecting and strengthening the bond with Jews from across the world.

The trip includes but is not limited to:
• Helping and working with the Jewish Community in Sao Paulo, Brazil
• Soup Kitchen/activities with the poor community
• Activities with the local youth
• Site seeing, wonderful nightlife and beach activities
• Celebrating a Shabbat with Brazilian Jews
• Great food!

The Goals of ASB Brazil (not limited to):
• Building Character and a vital sense of community and responsibility
• Networking with Jews from across the globe in South America
• Forging strong ties between the American and Jewish Latino Communities.
• Learning about Brazilian Jewry and its history
• Bonding and creating memories with fellow U of M students
• Having fun!
WHEN: Thursday, February 25th – Thursday, March 3, 2016
(An optional extension will possibly be offered.)

COST:  $999  includes travel, visas, lodging and food.
All participants are required to raise an additional $600 towards our volunteer efforts.

Valid Passports for up to six months after expiration are required for ASB Brazil.

If you have any additional questions please refer to our  FAQ page

 To be considered for this once in a lifetime opportunity, please fill out this
on-line application and provide thoughtful yet brief answers to the following questions…

Application status:

 Contact and School Information

First and last name
Your Email
Re-type Email
 Cell Number
Home Address  

School year



 About the trip

What level of interest do you have in participating on this trip ?

Something to consider

Probably yes
Definitely in
1. What is the extent of your Jewish involvement on campus (student groups, social groups, religious practice, etc)

2. Briefly describe your past volunteer experiences

3. Amongst a wide array of ASB options, what about this particular trip that excites you? Why this trip?

4. Describe your ideal day on this trip?

5. Upon completion of our mission, what do you envision bringing back to the University of Michigan campus?

Please list any medical conditions that you may have ?

Have you been accepted yet to any other Jewish alternative spring break  on campus?
if yes, please explain

I’m interested in extending my trip Yes No