Subject: Alternative Breaks Applications Extended -- Closing Soon! Description: Apply now before applications close on 2/3/21! Join us for the Spring 2021 Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program! Program Details: The Alternative Breaks Dialogue Program looks to build a world in which UMD students are empowered learners in community together, taking action toward just causes. Through deliberative and reflective dialogues addressing global social issues, student participants will exchange and evaluate different ideas and approaches that challenge specific social, political and economic structures of our global community. Direct service with a local community partner will demonstrate how students can turn their knowledge into action in safe, responsible, and sustainable ways. Interested students must be willing to commit 1.5 hours/week for 8 weeks between February 15th, 2021 - April 9th, 2021. The experience is free. Who should participate?: Any student that wants to explore community development, civic engagement, local issues, leadership, and service. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in exploring social issues that include environmental conservations, education, socioeconomic inequality, healthcare, and more. How will you benefit from participating?: Connect with a community of peers from across campus and create new friendships. Develop and practice personal and group leadership skills such as active listening, reflection, critical thinking, and communication. Learn how to effectively engage in constructive dialogue What should I expect? Active engagement in personal reflection, listening, small group dialogue, and small group activities. Thought-provoking questions and dialogue around social issues. Making connections between social issues and your academic, personal, professional, or civic life. Identifying at least one action step to take towards a social issue you are passionate about. Application Information: Visit alternativebreaks.umd.edu to sign up starting Monday, December 7th, 2020. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021. For more information or questions, visit Alternativebreaks.umd.edu or contact us at [log in to unmask] Event Date: February 3, 2021 Contact Person: AB Team Contact Email: [log in to unmask] Website URL: alternativebreaks.umd.edu You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.