30logo 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 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.

 Alternative Fall Break and Alternative Weekend Break Fall 2017 Registration is currently full. Please sign up for the AB Fall 2017 Waitlist if you would like to be notified of a trip spot becoming available.

Alternative Spring Break and Spring Weekend Break 2018 applications will open on September 30, 2017.



Fall Break

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


Spring Break

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


Weekend Break

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


Participant Resources

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


Become a Leader

Alternative break leadership opportunities for students, faculty and staff.


Meet the Team

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



Last Updated: 9/21/17