So what is Alternative Break?
An Alternative Break is an alternative to going to the beach or relaxing during academic breaks and instead, devoting your time to volunteering for a community partner. It is during this experience that students engage in meaningful reflection, service and education about the social issue in which their trip is focused. Students will have the opportunity to learn and appreciate new perspectives about the social issue focus based on the interactions with people in the communities we serve. Students will also be able to connect with their peers on the trip to develop meaningful friendships.
The mission of the Alternative Break (AB) program is to engage student-led teams in hands-on service opportunities with community organizations while providing opportunities for students to learn about social justice issues, to get to know fellow classmates, to make an impact, and to grow in leadership and teamwork skills.
Learn more about the benefits of Alternative Break, how to apply, read answers to our most frequently asked questions, and learn more about our scholarship.