World Changing Service. Life Changing Experience.
“By submerging myself in an unfamiliar culture and being with people whom I mostly didn’t know, I was able to gain a new perspective that changed the way I viewed my role as a student, person, and citizen.” Katie Maiers, SMU student
Alternative Breaks is a student organization offering direct service opportunities during every academic break, including Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer, and even some weekends! Alternative Breaks takes groups of students, student leaders, and faculty/staff to communities in need across the country and world to perform vital service with amazing organizations. Participants will have the opportunity to do 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.