What is ABE?
ABE is an ecumenical program offered through CSB Campus Ministry that provides meaningful, service-oriented trips, both nationally and internationally. We firmly believe that exposure to other cultures, places, and ways of life will enhance the lives and perspectives of trip participants. We differ from mission trips in that our purpose is not to spread the Word of the Lord, but rather to learn about the issues each community faces and attend to the needs of the community through service. We strive to provide quality experiences that will complement academic experiences and inspire hearts.
"I learned a lot about myself, experienced a wonderful and different way of life, became friends with the other students, and felt like we made a meaningful contribution to the community."
-Ecuador Co-Leader, 2016
"What is the mark of love for your neighbor?
Not to seek what is for your own benefit,
but what is for the benefit of the one loved,
both in body and in soul."
- St. Basil the Great
Alternative Break Experience Campus Ministers
Grace Bandel, Claire Baker, Carley Castellanos and Briana Ziemer
ABE aims to: