Alternative Break Application Now Available

Students from the 2016-2017 Alternative Break trip in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic.

Published October 16, 2017

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, Gender Equality, the Environment, 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.

This year's trips include:

Fall Break (Thanksgiving Break):

  • Cleveland, OH

Winter Break

  • Chauvin, LA

Spring Break

  • Buffalo, NY
  • Seneca Falls, NY
  • Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic

For more opportunities like this:

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Buffalo, NY 14260


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