The Alternative Break program is an immersion experience into different cultural, environmental and socioeconomic communities across the nation. Participants provide service in exchange for education about current social and cultural issues facing the host communities. Participants travel for one week during school breaks (spring, winter) and volunteer for nonprofit and government agencies across the country and world. A terrific opportunity to learn about social issues and meet other students with the same passions.
Boosted grant funding available – up to 65% of your trip!
Alternative Break Descriptions
Each Alternative Break focuses on a critical social issue. The experience is centered around education, direct service, and intersectionality. Join a family of people who care about the service, social-justice, and meaning.
How to Participate
Participate in Alternative Break to change both yourself and the world. Spend your break by participating in direct, educational service-learning with a small group of engaged students working to address social issues.
Faculty, staff and alumni accompany alternative spring break leaders to many of the site destinations. Advisors participant in a holistic experience with students while offering their expertise and guidance.