Alternative Breaks

Your school breaks can change your life and connect you to communities when you spend them on a transformative Alternative Breaks experience. The Alternative Breaks program engages University of Utah students, faculty, and staff in Justice work 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" collaborates with non-profit organizations to promote lifelong activism through service, education, dialogue, and reflection.

Alternative Spring Break applications are open! Apply here today!*

Looking for an Alt Breaks experience but can't make the full week work in your schedule? Visit our Alternative Breaks UMarket Store now to reserve your spot on our shorter Alternative Weekend Break experience! 

 *Applications close Nov. 26 

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Questions? Call (801) 581-4811


Fall Break

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


Spring Break

Immigration, Animal Advocacy, Youth Empowerment--these trips and more are available as Alternative Spring Breaks.


Weekend Break

Want the Alt Breaks experience but don’t have an entire week to spend? Check out Alternative Weekend Breaks.


Participant Resources

Information about required forms, trip discounts, and Justice workshops.


Become a Leader

Alt Breaks has leadership opportunities for students, faculty and staff.


Meet the Team

These passionate folx put in months of careful planning before Alt Breaks depart.



*Indicates a required field.
  1. (U of U Student ID - e.g. u0123456)
  2. Which AB experience(s) are you interested in? (Select all that apply)
Last Updated: 11/6/18