If you’re thinking about heading to Mexico for spring break—think again. Texas is urging spring breakers to avoid popular spring break destinations such as Cancun, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, and Tijuana because of drug-related violence and criminal activity.
Since 2006, drug-related violence has claimed 40,000 lives in Mexico. The threat has even reached resort bars and clubs, which have been common places for drug dealers and criminal activity.
Don’t let this get you down, your spring break can still be saved! Project Abroad is taking last minute signups for alternative spring break trips where teens can get away, experience and give back.
- Community Building in Jamaica (March 11th- 17th or March 18th- 24th). Aside from viewing Jamaica’s gorgeous scenery, you can help rebuild and repair homes damaged by natural disasters.
- Conservation in Mexico (March 11th-17th or March 18th-24th). Visit the pacific coast of southern Mexico and experience an actual black sand beach! On the beach, you can help endangered sea turtles by collecting their eggs and bringing them to a secure enclosure.
- Care in Costa Rica (March 18th-24th). If you love children, Costa Rica is the place for you. You will work with day cares, kindergartens, and special needs centers in Liberia. Nothing can be more rewarding than assisting, supporting and aiding the development of children.
- Culture and Community in Morocco (March 11th-17th). Learn about the culture, language and history of Morocco while participating in community service projects, and working with children.
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