University Honors ProgramUniversity of Cincinnati

University Honors Program

Alternative Spring Break to Rural Appalachia

This special opportunity will allow students to explore rural Appalachian culture through an alternative spring break trip to Southeastern Kentucky from Sunday, March 16 – Friday, March 21, 2014. The group will travel to Southeastern Kentucky to work with a non-profit organization (Christian Appalachian Project, www.christianapp.org) to build and/or rehab homes for underserved residents.

No religious affiliation is required or expected to participate. Instead, participants need an open mind and a willingness to serve. Participants will take part in pre-experience and post-experience discussions to prepare for this experience, learn about the area and culture of this part of the country, and reflect on the experience once it is complete. Students participating in WorkFest can use this opportunity to fulfill one honors experience. The group will stay in barracks style cabins with bunk beds.

The total cost for participants is $350. However, all University Honors students completing the trip as an Honors Experience will receive an Honors Grant of $125 to offset costs. This will make the actual cost for participating University Honors students only $225. Costs include transportation to and from Kentucky, meals and snacks at the work site, and lodging. Costs do not include meals while driving to and from Southeastern Kentucky.

The application for WorkFest 2014 is currently available and applications will be accepted until Monday, December 16, 2013. Students who apply will receive more information in early spring semester.

Questions or concerns? Contact Erin Alanson.

Erin.Alanson@uc.edu, 513-556-6288

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WorkFest 2013 participants

The application for WorkFest 2014 is now available! Please download the word document below, complete the application, and submit it via e-mail to honors@uc.edu.

The application deadline for WorkFest 2014 is Monday, December 16, 2013. You will be contacted during the second week of spring semester with additional information.


Watch the PowerPoint video montage below to see all of the great things participants accomplished during WorkFest 2013!

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WorkFest 2013 PowerPoint
WorkFest 2013 participants doing a little "UC" work!

WorkFest 2013 participants doing a little "UC" work!

2013 WorkFest participants putting up some walls

2013 WorkFest participants putting up some walls

Dee Elfer, WorkFest 2013 participant putting in new windows

Dee Elfer, WorkFest 2013 participant putting in new windows

 
2013 WorkFest participants relaxing at Cumberland Falls on their free night

2013 WorkFest participants at Cumberland Falls on their free night

Past participants with CAP founder, Father Beiting

Participants with CAP founder, Father Beiting

Grant Cothrel, WorkFest 2013 participant preparing cuts for a project

Grant Cothrel, WorkFest 2013 participant preparing cuts for a project