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ABOUT ALTERNATIVE BREAKS

The Alternative Breaks program engages University of Utah students, faculty, and staff in Justice work and experiential learning over school breaks. Teams of students, along with staff/faculty partners, share work and stories with communities across the western United States to support non-profit organizations and community-identified projects. Leveraging the assets of the community along with those of the students, Alternative Breaks promotes lifelong activism by providing students with the experiences and skills necessary to build and organize communities through service, education, dialogue, and reflection.


 

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Treat yo' self — and the Planet!

Come to our Zero Waste Spa: Nov. 1 from 1:00-2:30pm


In partnership with the U of U Sustainability Office, we're excited to invite you (and your friends!) to the Zero Waste Spa!

Join us on November 1 from 1:00-2:30pm for an afternoon of DIY body care and Zero Waste activism! At the Zero Waste Spa, you’ll be able to learn how to make toothpaste, body scrubs, and lotion, while also examining the impacts of plastic and chemical waste on our environment. Please bring your own containers if you have any!

A $5 admission fee will be charged, and all attendees will be able to make and keep all three body care products free of additional charge! All proceeds for the event will help fund trip discounts for the Alternative Breaks program, making the AB experience more financially accessible to all students on campus.

Register Here

Questions about the event? Email us!


 

SPRING 2020 ALTERNATIVE BREAK APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN!


Please review the experiences we're creating for the Spring 2020 semester carefully and submit your application to join the Alternative Breaks team!

APPLY FOR A SPRING 2020 ALTERNATIVE BREAKS EXPERIENCE!


Applications will close on November 25.
 Selections and placements will be announced after that date.

 


 

Check out the work we'll be doing this year!

Questions about Alternative Breaks?
Please visit our FAQ Page or Contact J SWANGER, Alternative Breaks Program Manager. 


 

Last Updated: 10/16/19