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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.


2017-2018 Trips

We are excited to begin another great year of Alternative Breaks trips! We will announce next year's trips and signup dates soon!


PLEASE NOTE:  All of our trip applications go live at 7 a.m. at on the day listed.  Our trips fill up VERY QUICKLY, so we highly recommend that you apply as close to 7 a.m. as possible.