I knew I wanted to go on an alternative spring break trip this year. I wanted to take every opportunity I had in college to travel. Plus, my sister had gone on an alternative spring break trip a few years ago to clean up coral reefs in Key West, Florida and had a really good time.
One day I got an email from the University of Florida Hillel (Hillel is a Jewish college organization) with information that they were going on such a trip to Jamaica.
Jamaica sounded like a very nice place to visit given I have an affection for spending time at beaches. Knowing of no other trips available at the time, I went ahead and signed up.