Alternative Breaks

To register, complete the online application on Connect. Due to the limited number of spots per trip, members are considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

After you register, check your emails for the automatic application confirmation email from us. 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.

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.

Service, self-reflection, team building activities, social justice education, sight-seeing
AB trips are offered during Fall and Spring Break. Check our Connect Events page for more information on upcoming trips.
New York City, New York
Seattle, Washington
Selma, Alabama
Taos, New Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana
Atlanta, Georgia
Washington, D.C.
Miami, Florida

AB trip costs vary by location and are subject to rare changes once established. AB trip costs cover transportation, housing, food, and group entertainment.

Please see current costs per trip on our Connect page

Yes! If you need assistance paying for your trip, sponsorship may be available. Please contact AB Advisor, Fernanda Reyes (freyes@smu.edu), for more information.

The AB team will reach out to 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.

This deposit will reserve your spot on the trip and will go towards your total trip payment. This deposit is refundable ONLY IF we are able find a replacement. Otherwise, it is strictly nonrefundable.

There are three levels of involvement in AB. Here is how you can get involved:

Participate

Join one of our trips and travel to somewhere across the country. Serve alongside nonprofit organizations, reflect on your experiences, and explore a new city.

Lead a trip

Enjoyed your experience as a participant? Take your experience to the next level and take a group of students on a life-changing trip.

Plan a trip

Want to create unique experiences for students? Join the Executive Board and plan several trips throughout the year.

 Become a Trip Advisor. Please email Alternative Breaks (alternativebreaks@smu.edu) if interested.