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.


"I absolutely loved my experience.  I enjoyed how we related our work to the 5 ABE pillars because it made it more meaningful.  I learned a lot about the site and myself in such a short period of time."

-Ecuador Participant, 2018

"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

 2018-2019 Theme

"If you want peace, work for justice." - Pope Paul VI


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