The MRISJ offers Bridgewater State University students the opportunity to engage in direct service through participation in one of our immersion experiences, previously known as Alternative Break Trips. Through participation in immersion trips, students will gain skills and knowledge surrounding social justice and civic education and practice critical reflection.
Immersion trips are student-led and explore a variety of social justice issues such as immigration advocacy and policy, rural and urban poverty, access to affordable housing and youth development programs. Participants attend a series of pre-trip meetings to prepare the group for the experience. BSU student Trip Leaders, along with BSU faculty or staff serving as Learning Partners, work to prepare participants for the important journey through team-building and issue-specific education.
While some trips have sent students to serve locally (MA and RI), students have also travelled outside of New England to serve in other regions. We have previously sent students to Connecticut, Florida, South Dakota, Louisiana, Virginia, and Washington, DC to serve communities and learn about social justice issues through direct service.
We are excited to announce the return of Alternative Spring Break in Spring 2023! Read below for more information.