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Members Applications

Membership and trip applications will open in early Fall! 

How to apply:

Step 1: Contemplate whether you're interested in learning more about membership in AB (serving on committees, learning more about the organization, etc.) or if you are interested in an AB trip. Review the list of social issues and trip locations for the academic break during which you wish to participate in an AB trip. Want to know more about the AB trip experience? See "Member Information". 

Step 2: Complete the online application (CONNECT) for participation and rank your trip choices. Members are considered in a first come, first served basis.

Step 3: Check your e-mail for the automatic application confirmation from us.

Step 4: The AB team will follow up with you after the application deadline to confirm your trip placement status. If you wish to accept your trip placement, follow the instructions on the email to submit your trip payment. Complete all the required online forms in the Member packet to complete your application. Completed forms and payment will confirm your position on the trip team.

Step 5: Your trip leaders will follow up with you about pre-trip meetings, during which you'll learn more about the social issues and travel details of your trip, as well as meet the other trip participants and your trip advisor.

Step 6: Get excited and have a great time on your trip!

Financial Aid Information:

Alternative Breaks is proud to offer affordable trip opportunities through the generous support of SMU Student Senate, SMU Student Affairs and donors. We also hope that every student has the opportunity to participate in an AB trip, regardless of financial ability. If you need assistance paying for your trip, sponsorship may be available. Please speak to AB Staff Advisor, Brittany Barker, for more information.

If you have any questions, please visit the Contact Us page.