Alternative Break Experiences (ABE)

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.


CVV 2016-2017 ABE

"Being involved in ABE is the best decision I've made since coming here. ABE means being a part of
something bigger than yourself."

-New Orleans Co-Leader, 2017

 2017-2018 Theme

"We are not put on this earth to see through one another. We are put on this earth to see one another through." -Gloria Vanderbilt 

                                                                                   CSB Campus Ministry ABE Team

 Alternative Break Experience Campus Ministers (from left to right)

Briana Ziemer, Emeline Brudwick, Emma Stanke,

Martha Koenig, and Carley Castellanos


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