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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.


AB Lite Applications are open! 

Because U of U leadership has eliminated Fall Break from the academic calendar, we'll be sending out a set of all-new, local AB experiences this fall! Check out the new format of Fall 2020 "AB Lite" experiences and apply today!

Learn More About AB Lite & Apply!



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: 7/15/20