It’s day 2 of our week-long alternative winter break trip, and we are coming to you live from Nicaragua with fun and awe-inspiring stories! … More Nicaragua is Great, but Quesillos are Gross
As Spring Break comes to an end, and reality slowly but surely regains our focus, I want to give a huge thanks to the Center for Service and Leadership & the Beyond Bama team for providing such great opportunities for UA students. Spending a week volunteering in Orlando was an eye-opening experience, and I can’t … More Changing the world for the better
The Beyond Bama team is en route to Tuscaloosa after a wonderful week in Nicaragua. The Educational Team had a wonderful time building garden beds, painting murals, teaching English classes, playing sports, and everything inbetween. This was a spectacular week of service from both teams. Personally, I learned so much more from the people of … More We came, we SAW(ed), we conquered.
Hey there, my name is Melanie and I’m a junior here at UA. I’m majoring in Advertising and minoring in Communication Studies and Sociology. Today was the last day we were working on Ms. Weber’s house, and despite our own doubts, we were able to finish redoing all her windows. She came home around 3, … More Our Last Workday
Last summer was when I had the opportunity to come to Nicaragua for the first time. It was with a group of students from my high school along with four other faculty members from our Spanish department. The trip wasn’t service-oriented; It was simply a “cultural emersion trip”- mostly just tours, hiking, and visiting tourist … More Thank You, Nicaragua
Hey y’all, my name is Erika Vahst and I am a freshmen majoring in Biology on the pre-med track at the University. I am actually a first-time freshman as of the spring 2017 semester, and heard about Beyond Bama Alternative Breaks at orientation. As soon as I heard that there was an opportunity to help … More All in a Day’s Work
It was an amazing and enlightening day, for the whole medical group today. We got up at the crack of dawn, put our scrubs on, packed the bus with donations, and we headed to a church in the middle of rural Estelí in a old school bus. After a two and a half hour drive, … More Love has no borders
Guin. Goo-win? Gew-in? Gween? If I’m being honest, I had never heard of Guin, Alabama before I applied to go on a Beyond Bama trip, and I definitely did not know how to pronounce it. While many have never heard of it, I have experienced a rich community and culture in Guin during spring break. … More Small Town Service
This week at Give Kids the World has been life changing. The families that I have met are always filled with hope, even in the hardships that they are facing. Give Kids the World provides 5 days where the families don’t have to worry about meals, housing, or entertainment. Give Kids the World covers everything. … More Christmas Every Thursday
This was my first trip here in 2015 Two years ago I stepped off a plane and entered a country that I would soon fall in love with. Since December 2015 I’ve been blessed with two more opportunities to travel to Nicaragua and experience the generosity, love, and culture. Although, this time is more bittersweet … More Now What?
Isn’t it fitting that on an abnormally chilly and cloudy day of Orlando, I get to write about my experience with the hidden, often-ignored problem of this city: its poor population. Poverty in the US is no new subject. Ever since the beginning of this country, there existed classes division; and at the bottom of … More Orlando isn’t just Disney and sunshine