Studying the civil rights movement in historic Selma, Alabama.
Teaching English to kids in the Dominican Republic. Building homes
for families in Charlottesville, Virginia. These are just a few of
the life-changing opportunities that students have experienced
through the Alternative Break program.
You are required to apply via UBLinked for participation in Alternative Breaks.
Dates and trip details are available in UBLinked on/by September of each year.
Location: varies by date
Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your fall break (Thanksgiving), winter break or spring break. By spending time immersed in a new community, you’ll learn about your role as a global citizen, make new friends and connections, and discover how you can become an agent of change.
The projects that students participate with address issues such as: Education, Environment, HIV/AIDS, Homelessness, Hunger, Literacy, and Poverty.
After your trip, you’ll be able to share the lessons you learned with your local community, and continue to lead a life of active citizenship.
Any UB student can apply for the Alternative Break program. Each
Alternative Break trip typically has 8-15 student participants, two
student Team Leaders and two Staff Advisers. Students travel as a
group to their specified destination with the Staff Advisers.
The cost for Alternative Break trips ranges widely depending on
the trip, transportation costs and other factors. Approximate costs
are listed when available. If you are accepted for a trip, you will
receive a more detailed estimate. Financial support may be
available; please contact the Student Engagement office for more