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Fall Break

October 6-9, 2018 | $350

Healthy Homes, Happy Lives
In McAlester, Oklahoma, SMU Alternative Breaks will partner with Rebuilding Together Kiamichi Country to work on home repairs and improvements for low-income homeowners. Rebuilding Together strives to develop “A safe and healthy home for every person" and students hope to accomplish this by adding floors, ceilings and walls, painting and assisting with repairs. 

Urban Patchwork: Creating Sustainable Communities 
SMU Alternative Breaks will be partnering with Urban Patchworks in Austin, TX to experience how urban communities are creating and implementing sustainable solutions to reduce our environmental impact. We will be installing a series of residential rain gardens used to capture rainwater and reduce water consumption, while learning about the complex issue of water management.

On the Front Line: Immigration Aid
Ever wondered what it'd be like to meet a celebrity? As one of the most referenced, most talked about, groups in the news, immigrants are ‘media celebrities.' However, they are one of the least accessible groups to the public and as a consequence, many people do not understand their unique situations. So, come with Alternative Breaks students to San Antonio to aid, interact, and educate yourself on immigrants' issues and reconnect with underlying themes that tie us together.

The trip fee includes everything that you’ll need on your trip: food, transportation, housing, t-shirt and one day to explore the city you’re volunteering in!