APPLES Service-Learning Alternative Spring Break (ASB) typically lasts eight days during spring break in March. The learning begins before the trip, as participants attend lecture and recitations designed to prepare them to engage in discussion and service centered on the focus area. Through alternative breaks, students have opportunities for hands-on work while learning about the greater causes behind the areas they are addressing. Apply online through Oct. 28. Informational open house sessions will be held Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m. and Oct. 23 from 8-9 p.m. in the Student Union, suite 3514.