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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.

If you are interested in Spring Break trips, we may still have spots available. Please e-mail our Participant Placement Coordinator, Dan Han, at


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

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 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.