Alternative Breaks are community service-learning trips during winter and spring breaks. There are also mini-breaks, usually over a Friday afternoon and Saturday. Participants travel locally and internationally to engage in active service, learn about social issues, and have life-changing experiences! Each break is lead by an experienced student leader and overseen by a campus adviser.
Participants are engaged in direct service for four or five full days during breaks. The type of service will depend on the trip. SUU students have built homes, worked with underprivileged children, done disaster clean-up, delivered humanitarian supplies, taught gardening, and more! In the evenings, you'll have the chance to enjoy free time, play games, hang out, explore local areas of interest, or just relax.
San Diego, California, Via International, March 8-15, 2014, $630
Travel to beautiful San Diego this spring and learn about immigration and border issues. Work with local youth groups, provide water in critical desert locations, feed migrant workers and help with historic mural restoration at cultural sites.
Antigua, Guatemala, International Volunteer HQ, March 8-15, $800*
Find yourself getting lost doing service in the majestic culture of Guatemala. Volunteers with HQ work with a variety of local organizations doing things like working with children, construction and renovation, environmental work on farms and beaches and more.
Spots fill quickly, register today!
A limited number of break scholarships are available. Scholarships amounts range from $50 to $200. Application are due by November 1, 2013 for the winter break; February 1, 2014 for the spring trips.