"Inspiration and growth only come from adversity and from challenge — from stepping away from what’s comfortable and familiar and stepping out into the unknown"- Ben Saunders


A member from Team Ghana 2012, Tyler Webb, truly captures the essence of what Alternative Spring Break is through this animated film. Thank you for capturing these special moments and sharing them with us!


Hello ASB Enthusiasts,

Check out our ASB Promo Video created by videographers Dean Johnson and Neil Austen! 


'Beads for Beds'

Hello ASB Enthusiasts,

We want to share this videos with you- Its a video made from a past ASB team member named Agata, which was captured during the first time ASB went to Kenya.  Agata was part of ASB Team Kenya in 2010 and now she has created her own organization called ‘Beads for Beds’. Her goal is to raise $50,000 in order to build a boys dormitory for Dago Dala Hara- which is the orphanage ASB had the pleasure in volunteering in and will be again in this coming May! Agata is doing this by making and selling handmade jewellery! This shows the passion and dedication of an individual for an amazing cause. ENJOY :)


Hello ASB Enthusiasts! 

We have come across a very unique opportunity that we felt we just had to share with you all! 

Volunteer teaching in Chile

The Chilean Ministry of Education in conjunction with the United Nations Development Fund has a unique volunteer placement in Chile with start dates in March, April, June and July. It offers you the chance to be immersed in Chilean culture by teaching English in government schools and living with a host family. You will also gain international work experience, become TEFL certified, learn Spanish, and have the chance to travel throughout South America’s most geographically diverse country. 

To learn more about the ‘English Opens Doors’ volunteer program in Chile please visit:

Through our website you can apply to participate in the program as well as learn more about the details. 

If you would like to speak with a representative about the English Opens Doors program in Chile please contact: or feel free to call!(416)-848-1103)

Kind regards, 

Alternative Spring Break 



Past team member Tyler Webb posted an entry on Ryerson Folio about his experience with ASB last year. He truly captures the ASB experience here on campus and abroad! Thank you Tyler for this fabulous post.


ASB Ghana Youtube Channel...

One of our amazing Team Ghana members Sinan created a beautiful video documenting ASB’s time in Ghana during the month of May 2012. 
You can check out the ASB Ryerson Youtube channel to find more videos of the team spending time with the children at the Gbi Special school, representing Canadian pop culture by performing Call Me Maybe at the construction site, and other various moments that were captured throughout our stay! 

Photo Set

ASB Ghana 
May 2012