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Alternative Breaks

Organize a group from your university and join us for a week of service and learning during your spring break.


Over five days and six nights students get an up-close view of a local microfinance organization, perform direct service through hands-on development projects, and explore the incredible culture and landscape of Oaxaca. ASB collaborations can be curated to fit the needs and interests of the student groups that we work with.

Alternative Breaks can include the following highlights:

  • Day long microfinance survey tour

  • Microfinance & Education Workshop

  • Painting a store-front sign

  • Tamale making workshop with an En Vía entrepreneur

  • Weaving and dyeing demonstration with craftswomen in Teotitlán del Valle

  • Hike in the foothills above San Miguel del Valle with local guide

AB Itinerary

Day 1

Microfinance Tour

On this introductory day we'll take you on En Vía’s microfinance tour by visiting two communities and learning about En Vía’s microfinance model.

•  We welcome student groups of 6 - 12 people (including professors/chaperones).  

•  The cost for these tours is $900 USD per student for groups of 6 - 8 and $850 USD per student for groups of 9 - 10

•  ABs include 6 nights of lodging, all meals, transportation, and activities for the duration of the tour.  The tour fee does not include transport to and from Oaxaca, airport transport, or trip insurance.

Interested in organizing an AB at your school/university?  Contact us at

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