Alternative Break Applications Now Available

Students on an Alternative Break Trip gathered around a group leader listening to instructions for clean up.

Students from the 2020 Ready, Set, Buffalo trip - an early Alternative Break trip for first-year and transfer students.

Published October 4, 2019

Alternative Break programs let you volunteer, perform community service and have unique learning opportunities during your school breaks.

Spend Your Break Making a Difference

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, Civil Rights, 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.

2021 Trip Details

In the interest of student and staff safety and as a precaution against COVID-19, all 2021 Alternative Break Trips will be based in Buffalo, NY.

  • Access to Education - January 19-22
  • Civic Engagement - January 18-22
  • Homelessness & Poverty Alleviation - March 15-19
  • Sustainability & Food Insecurity - March 15-19

You can find out more information regarding each of these trips on the Alternative Breaks page on the Student Life Gateway.

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Student Life

University at Buffalo
150 Student Union, North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-6469