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Huskie Alternative Breaks


What is an Alternative Break?

An alternative break is a service-learning trip where a group of college students engage in volunteer service. These break trips occur during the university's spring break. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, such as (but not limited to) poverty, education reform, refugee resettlement, and the environment. Students learn about the social issues through trainings beforehand and then perform projects with non-profit organizations based on the social issue during that break trip.

Previous Social Issues and Destinations

  • Animal Welfare

    • Grassy Key, FL
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Broken Arrow, OK
  • Civil Rights

    • Selma, AL
  • Development for Under-Privileged Youth

    • Washington, D.C.
  • Disaster Relief

    • Galveston, TX
    • Atlanta, GA
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Joplin, MO
  • Elder Care

    • Kissimmee, FL
  • Environmental

    • Niceville, FL
    • Pensacola, FL
  • Family Wellness

    • Pensacola, FL
  • Helping Undocumented Families

    • McAllen, TX
  • Hunger and Homelessness

    • Washington, D.C.
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Pensacola, FL
    • St. Louis, MO
    • Chicago, IL
  • People with Disabilities

    • Argyle, TX
  • Peer Mentoring

    • Atlanta, GA
  • Rural Education in a Developing Country

    • Nicaragua
  • Sustainable Living in Developing Country

    • Guatemala
  • Youth and Education

    • Newark, NJ