James Madison University students embarked on 19 alternative spring break trips around the world this year.

The students spent the week serving others while living simply and submerging themselves in the culture of their surroundings.

Wilmington resident Katherine Pupillo, who is studying management, traveled to Denver to volunteer with the Denver Rescue Mission.

Wilmington resident Cassidy Welch, who is studying media arts and design, traveled to La Libertad, Trujillo, Peru, to volunteer with Espaanglisch.

The student-led ASB trips took place March 4-11. Each trip focused on a social issue, such as homelessness, resettlement, environmentalism or community wellness, in a specific region.

The students spent the week living simply, focused on service in their destination community but also on teamwork and reflection within their group.

For more, visit jmu.edu/abp.