Summer 2011 Update

Thank you for visiting the New Orleans, LA Alternative Spring Breaks trip blog! This blog is inactive for the time being. It will be active once again in November 2011, when the new Coordinators for this trip are hired. Feel free to browse the information on this blog to get an idea of what the trip has done in the past. If you have questions about this trip, contact the Boston University ASB Program Managers, Leif Hede-Brierley and Suchie Ravindran, at



Hello to all of our New Orleans fans. We both hope you all had a BLAST at the information session last night! It was great to see everyone who was interested in New Orleans AND Animal Rescue, and we are so pumped to see more future ASB-ers!!

A heads up- there is ANOTHER information session TONIGHT from 7-9 p.m at the GSU BACKCOURT ( if mother nature decides to give boston a lot of snow, we will keep you updated on our abilities to trudge out to the good ol’ student union).

AND DONT FORGET: Registration for any Alternative Spring Breaks trips will be available THIS SUNDAY, January 30th at 8:00 a.m. So get ready to not hit the snooze button and pick your trip!

If you want to find anymore information about ASB at BU just hop onto this website:


And as always we have our featured animal for the day:

This cute is YOGI, a boxer at 2 months who was admitted to the LASPCA 1/05/2011.

**and for all of you cat lovers we ALSO have**

FROSTY! So when you think about all the frostbite you might get in the next two days, think of Frosty, the 3-yr old cat who was admitted to the LASPCA this past December.


(speaking of chilly weather): Did you know that on an animal the first area susceptible to frostbite is its ear tips?


Have a great rest of your Wednesday- we hope its DE- LIGHTFUL… delightful!


Ally & Eddy



Registration Is Right Around The Corner!

Hey all!

Hope everyone had a relaxing break.  But besides new classes, guess what comes with the beginning of the Spring semester?  ASB Registration woo!!!!

On January 30, 2011, registration for ASB will be up Online starting at 8am.

There will be info fairs this Tuesday and Wednesday, January 25-26 in the GSU Backcourt from 7-9pm.  Stop by to learn about all of the ASB trips offered by the CSC and meet your coordinators!!

While all of the trips are totally awesome, who wouldn’t want to volunteer in New Orleans at the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) helping out adorable animals like Hank?

Hank is one of many animals up for adoption at the Louisiana SPCA.  We will be working with animals like Hank to make them feel more comfortable around humans so that eventually this little guy and all of his pals will be adopted and loved and have a place to call home.  To learn more about Hank, visit and for more information about the Louisiana SPCA, visit their website at

We wish you all a fresh start to the new semester and we look forward to seeing you at the info sessions!  Ready, set, GO ASB!!!

Ally and Eddy


Hey guys,

So we don’t know about all of you, but we definitely cannot wait for this week to be over. There have been lots of final papers, quizzes, and homeworks to turn in, with unnecessary stresses (along with unnecessary trips to cityco for nom-noms).

NEVERTHELESS we are both anxiously awaiting the registration for ASB (heads up its Sunday, January 30th!) Any other information can be found at: We just finished completing the first draft of our trip packet and it’s got us in uber NOLA mode.  If we were going on break now to New Orleans, it would be 50 degree and mostly cloudy, feels like 45, wind gusts from the North at 13mph.  As for tonight it will be clear, the temperatures will drop to 34 degrees with zero chance of precipitation and northeasterly winds of 10mph.

Thankfully, we’re not experiencing New Orleans weather but the great climate of winter in Boston! Hoorah!!  On the bright side, temperatures in the month of March will be reach the mid to lower 7os in NOLA – perfect for playing with animals!! duh!!

With the semester coming to a close and our trip packets submitted, we have resorted in our office hour to the next best thing – drum roll please…….


Tis the season to be rating, so we thought we’d give it an ASB spin with

RateBU – Battle of the Co-Cos

Who’s hotter?

Check out these hot co-cos!!! Aw yah!!!!!

Respond and take the survey on wordpress!








Happy holidays and safe travels. Check back in for more blogging over break!!!



Kitties and Puppies!!! Check out our featured Animal of the Week


Hey guys! It’s Ally and Eddy, the best co-cos ever going to NOLA!! We are so pumped to volunteer with you all. We are planning a wicked awesome trip with lots of fun service – who doesn’t love playing with animals?

Have no fear, this week of service entails socializing animals for adoption at the Louisiana SPCA (check out their site! We just emailed our site contact, Dionne. She’s extraordinarily helpful and a sweetheart 🙂

We are starting a tradition today with our first blog post. Each week we will feature an animal available for adoption at the Louisiana SPCA. This week we are pleased to present to you Snowman, half golden retriever, half lab, and 100% adorable! He was taken in on October 22nd of this year and he wants some love. We’ll be sure to give tons of ASB love to the animals we play with during spring break!

Until we come up with an awesome sign-off statement, STAY CLASSY, ASB!!

Hola from NOLA!

Can’t wait to see you in NOLA!

The FAQs

Hello Again,

As promised here are the details as we know them thus far:

As you guys narrow down your trip choices, keep in mind that since we are going to New Orleans we will have a really rich and exciting experience.   We hope to see the French Quarters, Burbon Street, the Upper Ninth Ward, as well as so much more.  We will likely have a decent portion of Tuesday to explore the culture, history, and all the amazingness that is New Orleans.

The French Quarters

Downtown New Orleans

On the way down we hope to stop in a few big cities and eat at some big name chains.  The exact itinerary is not set in stone, but think Chik Filet and Sonic in places like Birmingham, Alabama.  As far as the week we will be down there, ARNO has been extremely helpful and let us know today that they will be able to help us out with lunch.  Potential menu will include Po Boys and Pizza, which is totally awesome! Oh, and on the way back my parents have offered to take us in for brunch on our journey back home.  So get ready to see the wonderful place I live: West Haven, CT.

Shrimp Po Boy

We are still trying to hear back from churches and hostels for places to stay. Don’t worry though, we have discussed a number of options we are just searching for the most affordable one possible. Seriously, no worries we won’t be left on the streets.  But hey good news: even if we were (which we won’t be) the average temperature in March for New Orleans is between 65 and 73°F!!

So I am super excited and I hope you are too! If you have any questions feel free to comment here or email us at