Alternative Breaks bring AU to the world and the world to AU. Offered during summer, spring, and winter breaks, these student-led immersion programs provide hands-on experience in social justice issues, as student groups partner with community initiatives in locations across the globe and learn from community leaders ranging from Liberia and Nepal to Alabama, San Francisco and Guatemala.
Past trips have included youth empowerment in South Africa, refugee rights in Israel, marginalized communities living with HIV in Washington, DC, and more. Student leaders facilitate the experience from beginning to end under the guidance of a staff or faculty member, making Alternative Breaks unique opportunities for students in a world classroom.
If you’re interested in engaging the global community through service, activism, academic inquiry, and leadership, then feel free to explore these pages, contact us with questions, and apply by the posted deadlines. We look forward to you joining us in learning about social justice issues and critically reflecting on our role in the world community.
Alternative Break 2014-2015 Winter, Spring and Summer trips - click here to learn about each trip!