Alternative Breaks at UNA

Creating a community of active citizens by empowering students through direct service opportunities.

Alternative Break trips take place during university breaks (i.e. Spring Break, Fall Break, etc.) in which groups of students travel to other communities to provide a service that is focused on a specific social issue. Our trips are both domestic and international depending on the issues and locations that are selected. We travel outside of our own community in order to get students out of their comfort zone, fully aware of their surroundings, and focused on creating positive change. Throughout the duration of the trip, the groups participate in daily reflection in order to address how the same social issues impact our own community and how the students can best apply themselves when they return home, thus moving along the Active Citizen Continuum.

Each trip is lead by student site leaders who are selected based on AB experience and ability to plan and execute impactful experiences. Site leaders assist in the logistical planning process, pre-trip meetings and service, group reflections during the trips, and post-trip service and reorientation. Our program has focused on social issues of homelessnees and poverty, human trafficking awareness and prevention, animal rescue, disaster relief, environmental conservation and much more! Check the "Get Involved" tab for more information about participating on a trip or getting more involved with the program.

Support the Alternative Breaks program by donating here. In the dropdown for designation, select "other" and enter Alternative Breaks in the comment box.

Active Citizen Continuum