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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.

Fall Day Trip Sign Ups
opening on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 a.m.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Saturday, October 15
Cost: FREE
Location: Dallas, Texas
MORE INFO COMING SOON

Saturday, October 22
Cost: FREE
Location: Dallas, Texas
MORE INFO COMING SOON

Saturday, October 29

Cost: FREE
Location: Dallas, Texas
MORE INFO COMING SOON

 

Winter Break Trip Sign Ups
opening on Friday, September 23 at 7:00 a.m.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

Winter I - December 15-19, 2016
Cost: $250
Legacies of Civil Rights: Our Gap in Early Education
Selma, Alabama is considered one of the most historic cities in American history as the center of the Civil Rights movement. Volunteers on this trip will dive deep into the historic educational initiative at the McRae-Gaines Learning Center to further their mission of excellent education and assist students in realizing their potential. Service activities will likely include cleaning and organizing, playing with the kids, and assisting the staff and teachers.

Winter II - January 3-10, 2017
Cost: $300
Nutritious Food for Healing & Wellness
In Seattle, Washington, Alternative Breaks will partner with the Lifelong Chicken Soup Brigade to prepare and package meals for individuals living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.

 

 

 

2016-2017 Trips

We are excited to begin another great year of Alternative Breaks trips!  We would love for you to consider joining us for Fall Break, Winter Break, Spring Break, or on one of our many Day Trips right here in Dallas.  Questions? Contact us at alternativebreaks@smu.edu.

Sign Up Dates

Fall Break: Friday, September 2, 2016
Winter Break: Friday, September 23, 2016
Spring Break: Friday, October 21, 2016
Day Trip information will be released at a later date.

PLEASE NOTE:  All of our trip applications go live at 7 a.m. at www.smu.edu/ab 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.