Stefan Cozza, of Wilmington, a freshman studying psychology at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania, traveled to the Habitat for Humanity site in Sumter, South Carolina, with the school’s Alternative Spring Break program.

Spring break presented international and domestic travel opportunities for Widener students to experience new cultures and make an impact on the lives of others.

Nearly 60 students traveled with the Alternative Spring Break program, organized through the Office of Student Affairs. They went to Habitat for Humanity sites in Tucker, Georgia; Franklin, Tennessee; Sumter, South Carolina; Pensacola, Florida; and Houston, where they helped build more than 50 houses.

"Each year the students travel to new places to explore and immerse themselves in the culture of the areas, while serving hand in hand with those at local Habitat for Humanity affiliates," said Jeanine Snow, director of student engagement. "Students make lasting connections with students, faculty and staff who serve as learning partners on the trips, and those from the local communities while doing service that changes the lives of so many people."