Community Engagement & Service

Community Service Center - Alternative Breaks - Current Trips

Spend Your Break Turning Ideas into Action!

Three times a year, students travel near and far to immerse themselves in pressing social problems.

Current Alternative Break Trips

Every winter, spring, and summer, the Center for Community Engagement & Service sends groups of 10 to 15 students into the world for hands-on experience with social justice issues. To give you an idea of what we do and where we are going this year, take a look below and explore our current trip opportunities.

Find a trip that inspires you? Click here to apply! You’ll have to create an interest profile before you can apply. You will be contacted for an interview after the application deadline.

Read here before you go on your trip about the challenges associated with traveling on an Alternative Break.

Dates & Deadlines

  • Summer Applications. Due 2/1/2015
  • Travel Grant Application. Due 2/1/2015
  • Notification of Summer Applicants. On 2/16/2015
  • Travel Grants Awarded. On 2/20/2015
  • Commit to Trip & First Payment Installment. 2/23/2015

Check our Calendar

Winter Trips  2014-2015


Dignified Housing and a Dignified Life: Community Organizing in Mexico City

Alternative Break Mexico City 2014-2015

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Uncovering Racial Identity in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Alternative Break South Africa 2014-2015

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Spring Trips 2015


Indigenous Defense of Land: Past, Present, and Future

Alternative Break Guatemala 2014

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Breaking the Chain: Prison Reform in San Francisco

Alternative Break San Francisco 2014-2015

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Dominican Republic: Haitian Identity, Immigration, and Human Rights

Alternative Break Dominican Republic 2014

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Out of the Closet, Off of the Streets: Understanding Queer Youth Homelessness

Alternative Break San Francisco Spring

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Community Organizing in the Favelas: Striving for Education

Alternative Break Brazil Spring

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Haiti: Examining Public Health Systems in a Developing Country: Healthcare, Education, and Economic Stability

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US-Mexico Border: Ninos Sin Frontera De La Frontera

US Mexico Border

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Summer Trips 2015


Healing and Community Development in Rwanda

Rwanda Summer 2015

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Education and Dalit Rights in Tamil Nadu, India

Tamil Nadu

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Impacts of Statelessness on Tibetan Refugees in Northern India

Tibet Winter 2014

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Myanmar Service-Learning Teaching

Myanmar fellowship 2015

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