Alternative Breaks

Your school breaks can change your life and help a community  when you spend that time on a transformative Alternative Break trip. The  Alternative Breaks Program engages University of Utah students, faculty and staff in community in volunteerism and experiential learning. Teams of students, along with faculty/staff partners, visit and work in cities throughout the Western United States on a variety of community-identified projects to address unmet social and environmental justice needs. “Alt Breaks” collaborate with non-profit organizations to promote lifelong service through service, education, and dialogue.

U of U students, Fall 2018 weeklong and weekend trip registration is open!

We still have spots open on our Identity & Environmental Exploration experience and our Refugee & Human Rights weekend break! Register now to join us on one of these exciting Alt Breaks!

These trip spots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. To register please visit Alternative Breaks UMarket Store.

 

Fall Break

Discover yourself and explore Utah’s spectacular red rock country in one of several alternative Fall Breaks.

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Spring Break

Interested in marine conservation or empowering at-risk youth? These trips and more are available for an alternative Spring Break.

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Weekend Break

Want the alternative break experience but don’t have an entire week to spend? Check out weekend only alternative breaks.

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Participant Resources

Information about the required  forms, trip discounts, and trainings.

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Become a Leader

Alternative break leadership opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

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Meet the Team

Students and staff put in months of careful planning before anyone hits the road.

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Last Updated: 9/12/18