"It's a very rare opportunity to be able to give in such a holistic way as ABE provides, and it teaches you not only about your site, but yourself."
-New Orleans Participant, 2016
ABE Advisor Role:
- Attend as representative of The College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University and consistently conduct yourself in a manner that best represents the institutions.
- Represent CSB/SJU well by adhering to and upholding all CSB/SJU policies, especially the prohibition on any alcohol or drug use by any participants.
- Encourage and support the student Co-Leaders of this trip to be the leaders of the trip.
- Step in and take charge in emergency situations and/or when students exhibit poor judgment in a way that could cause harm or injury to self or others.
- Commit to the team and trip preparation.
- Commit to the 5 Pillars of ABE and how they apply to the trip and to life once back at home.
- Attend pre-trip meetings, a potential pre-trip service project, and the post-trip ABE Slideshow.
- Learn as much as possible about the issues and the culture you will be experiencing on the trip.
- Engage freely and enthusiastically in all direct service experiences.
- Engage in group activities, such as daily reflection and work toward conflict resolution and tolerance of co-participants.
- Recognize any assumptions/expectations you have for the trip and work to reduce and eliminate them in order to be open to every experience while on your ABE.
- Patience. You may not get all information as quickly as you like but you will receive all necessary information before departure. More information in Frequently Asked Questions.
Wish to apply?
Fill out the ABE Advisor application online!
*All applications are due September 14th, 2015
Contact Carley Castellanos if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org