Students who participate in the Interfaith Alternative Spring Break will have transformative opportunities to participate in service and interfaith engagement activities with individuals and organizations from a variety of worldviews in social actions toward a common good. Students will travel to Washington D.C. to engage with individuals and organizations doing interfaith work around social issues the group has identified as a shared values across their variety of worldviews. Participants will come to see themselves as interfaith leaders who will effect change for a more pluralistic society.
After returning to campus, the participants of the trip will be responsible for bringing their learning back to the Dartmouth community. They will plan an interfaith event or activity connecting their learning around the shared value to campus context. Participants will work with the MultiFaith Advisor to strategize, plan, and implement the interfaith engagement activity during the next term when the participants will be back on campus.
We will be traveling from March 13- March 19 by Amtrak. Tucker Center will be covering the cost of the trip including food, transportation, and shelter.
Here is a SAMPLE schedule for the trip, to give applicants an idea of what you can expect from the trip.
- Wednesday, March 13th - Travel day
- Thursday, March 14th - Sikh Gudwara + Interfaith Advocacy Orgs
- Friday, March 15th - Jummah Service + African American History Museum
- Saturday, March 16th - Shabbat Service + Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Sunday, March 17th - Washington National Catherdral + Interfaith Advocacy Group
- Monday, March 18th - D.C. Day, Smithsonian museums, etc.
- Tuesday, March 19th - Travel Day