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Penn State Berks students worked to help restore mangrove forests during the Alternative Spring Break to Puerto Rico.

Planting the seeds of service in San Juan, Puerto Rico

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program took a group of six students, along with a staff adviser, to San Juan, Puerto Rico where they spent a week working on a mangrove reforestation project.
students preserving documents

Preserving History

During their Alternative Spring Break trip, students from Penn State Berks entered Auschwitz as curious scholars and left with a greater appreciation for the horrors of war, and in particular, the Holocaust.
gate at Auschwitz

Students travel to Poland to help preserve Auschwitz

This year, the Penn State Berks Alternative Spring Break program will take a group of seven Penn State Berks students and two staff advisers to Kraków and Oswiecim, Poland, where they will spend the week of March 4-11 focusing on remembrance and preservation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust site.
student in airport near plane

Kitchen to travel to China with Huawei Seeds

While some students will be traveling to the shore or the mountains this summer, Penn State junior Caleb Kitchen will spend July 29 to Aug. 12 in China as part of Huawei Seeds for the Future Program 2016. Kitchen, who has a double major in security and risk analysis and Chinese, is one of 20 students participating in the all-expense-paid, two-week program in China for students majoring in STEM fields.