Alternative Breaks

Love traveling and serving others? Then, pack your bags, let’s change the world!
Alternative Breaks group on a sidewalk with rainbow colors

About Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks fosters active citizenship and personal growth of our participants through thoughtfully planed service trips, trainings, and events. Our program gives you the opportunity to participate in service projects in communities across the nation and engage in social issues through strong direct community service, education, and reflection to heighten social awareness and create sustainable change in the community.

Join us

More information on Winter and Spring Break trips will be available soon.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Cost and Funding

Trip costs cover each participant’s transportation, lodging, most meals and trip activities. It does not include personal expenses which you might incur during the trip, such as tourist activities, dining out, souvenirs, personal treats, etc.
UTA Alternative Breaks does not offer scholarships for trips. However, we will be hosting fundraising events for students to raise money for their own trips.

Trip Information

No. All students must stay together during the trip. No early or late departures will be allowed. Additionally, participants are never allowed to travel in their personal vehicles at any time during the trip.

Leadership Information

Site Leader applications are available beginning in late of February through early April each spring. Previous Alternative Break participation is preferred.

Simply apply for the position when the applications opens. Previous AB trip experience is preferred, but not required. If selected for the Executive Board, students must lead one trip during the year, at a reduced cost. Students must be in good standing with the University and The Follett Student Leadership Center at UTA.