Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks bring together a community of people who dedicate their university breaks to enact positive social change in the world, participate in experiential education and explore new communities. Through pre- and post-travel classes, direct service and reflection, students, staff and faculty engage in transformative experiential education. Groups work with a variety of community partners on a host of initiatives that address hunger, poverty, environmental preservation, women’s empowerment, and many, many more issues. In short, participants find fulfillment in selfless acts and are challenged to live alternatively. Learn more at