Alternative Breaks is an opportunity for students to travel to different communities to participate in weeklong community service projects and learn more about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment. While making a difference in these communities, students have the chance to learn about the problems faced by members in the community with whom they otherwise may not have had contact. We believe that the service, discovery, and learning process that takes place during the Alternative Break program provides a one of a kind experience, which serves as a catalyst to lifelong citizenship. Below are some testimonials from our previous trip participants!
I was not aware that a group of UTA students, who had never seen each other around campus, could become such a close knit family within a span of five days. It is an amazing feeling to share with the community. I wish the trip lasted longer. – Nadia Siddiqi, 2013 ASB Participant
Highs – Everything! Lows – Nothing! – Varun Mallipaddi, Student Congress President 2013-2014, 2013 ASB Trip Participant
2013-2014 Alternative Break Trips
We are offering trips in the winter and in the spring! The trips are open to ALL UTA students.
Learn more about AWB by clicking on the AWB tab on the left.
Learn more about ASB by clicking on the ASB tab on the left.
Alternative Breaks Faculty/Staff Advisors
Faculty/staff will have the chance to work with students as they become active citizens and develop as leaders. The trip fee is waived for faculty/staff advisors. Faculty and staff will work in an advisory capacity with a student site leader on each trip, including such responsibilities as:
- Facilitate transportation once in Denver by driving a 15-passenger van. (Charter busses will transport the group to and from Denver from Arlington.)
- Serve as a resource to the student site leaders during the trip.
- Facilitate student leadership and empowerment for the site leaders on the trip.
- Ensure all university policies and procedures are being followed at all times.
Check back soon for future opportunities, or contact the Leadership Center below!For more information email email@example.com or call 817-272-9220.
Find a guide
New students can find a guide for their first year through a mentor who shares the same major, school, or college.