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SMU Alternative Breaks

World Changing Service. Life Changing Experience.


Alternative Breaks is a student organization offering direct community service opportunities during every academic break, including Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Alternative Breaks takes groups of students, student leaders, and faculty/staff to communities across the country and the world to perform vital service alongside reputable non-profit organizations. Participants have the opportunity to engage in quality service, gain education about important social issues, and reflect on how we can create positive social change. Please use this website as a resource to learn about our trips, apply to join us on one of our next trips, or meet some of our student leaders. Join our movement of active citizenship as we strive to create sustainable change and fight social injustice in all communities.


Spring Break Trip Applications

Please note:  As of 10/20/14 the following Spring trips are 100% FULL:  Costa Rica, New York, and Taos (Education).

Applications will open at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17.  Browse our Spring trip descriptions and click the link below to apply! 

[Please note: This link takes you to the form on Orgs@SMU.  You will need to log in with your SMU ID and password.]


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  • Interested in becoming part of the Alternative Breaks movement? Participant sign ups for Fall Break trips will open on Friday, September 5!