The Alternative Spring Break program is an opportunity for students to participate in a volunteer service project. We have partnered with a variety of social service agencies in Grenada, West Indies in the East Caribbean. For our initial project, we will collaborate with the Programme for Adolescent Mothers (PAM) to support and better understand the needs of young families in this comprehensive child welfare agency. Students will contribute time and skills to help agencies address their needs in addition to learning more about social work services and the social work profession in an international context.
During FSU’s spring break, we will engage with staff and clients at the historical Heritage House in Mt. Parnassus, St. George’s, Grenada’s capital city. The CSW has longstanding relationships with leaders in Grenada’s social and child welfare services, helping students gain important cultural insights into the concerns and successes of this vibrant Caribbean nation. And of course, we’ll save time to enjoy their wonderful beaches, including Grand Anse and Morne Rouge!
1. Dates & Cost: March 8-16 = $1,450 Leaving from Tallahassee, students will fly to St. George, Grenada on Friday, March 8 and return to Tallahassee on Saturday March 16. The price includes airfare, housing, an island tour, on-site lunches, and transportation to and from PAM. *Students will be responsible for other meals and entertainment.
2. Housing: Located near Grand Anse Beach, students will be housed in 1 or 2 bedroom apartments with a kitchenette.
Click to download the application. Print and submit the application to Dina Wilke by dropping it off at the College of Social Work front desk (UCC – 2500) by Nov. 2, 2012. **Space is Limited.
**Coming Soon: Look for related details on internship opportunities in Grenada on our Field Placements page.