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Spring Break Outreach (SBO) is a week-long service immersion experience at one of eight sites throughout the eastern United States. Approximately 100 students, faculty and staff participate in SBO, meeting in small groups during the months prior to the trip to learn about the host community, discuss service and social justice issues and build a strong team. The week of service involves a variety of activities: learning about the history and culture of the community, completing service projects requested by the hosts, and taking part in community and cultural activities. All participants make a commitment to live simply during their week of service; this often means staying in sleeping bags in community centers and churches and preparing and eating economical meals. During and following the experience, participants take part in ongoing structured reflection about their service and critical analysis of the social justice issues they encounter.