Tigers In Service Alternative Breaks

Alternative breaks are a great way for students to spend their winter or spring breaks at Fort Hays State University. Alternative breaks are service trips, in which FHSU students travel to communities around the country to address a variety of issues. In recent years, Tigers In Service has traveled to Baton Rouge, LA; Des Moines, IA; Palo Duro Canyon, TX; Colorado Springs, CO, and many more. Students have worked on construction and landscaping projects, done work in food banks, homeless shelters, and recycling centers, and the work goes on and on.

To participate in an alternative break service trip, students must go through an application and interview process. Depending on the length and complexity of the trip, Tigers In Service selects from 10 to 20 students to participate in the trip. Breaks are open to undergraduate, graduate, international (in the U.S.), KAMS (with Director permission), and NCKTC students. Alternative breaks are funded by the Student Government Association; however, all students selected to participate are required to pay a monetary deposit to assist in paying for lodging, travel, and most meals.

Information for alternative breaks are typically released a few months in advance of the departure date. Check the Tigers In Service TigerLink page, to stay up-to-date on all Tigers In Service events.

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