2018 ABE Application Process and Selection Process


Step 1: LEARN MORE! Attend an ABE Information Session, ask a past participant, join the ABE OrgSync Portal. This is where communication will occur between site leaders, staff and students before and after the alternative break experience.

Step 2: APPLY NOW! Complete an ABE Application.

Step 3: COMMIT! If selected, students will receive an Official Application Approval letter. Applications MUST be approved; you will receive an official email from your department requesting deposit. If selected, a non-refundable $50 Reservation Fee is due within two week of acceptance. Selected participants will have the option to select a payment method. Payments will be collected at the Mendenhall Student Center Ticket Office. Students will have the following options, but all payment must be paid in full by February 23, 2018.

  • Option A: Pay in Full
  • Option B: Students will select a payment plan that works best for them

Step 4: PREPARE to PUSH BOUNDARIES! Students must complete all ABE paperwork and attend ABE pre/post service sessions. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please contact the sponsoring department contact.

Step 5: CREATE CHANGE! Students will return safely back to campus and be asked to reflect and share their ABE with other students, join the Voyage Beyond Service (ABE Student Organization), and continue to create change in their home communities.