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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 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 have closed. If you're still interested in participating in a spring 2019 Alternative Breaks experience, please consider signing up on our waitlist so we can contact you if a spot on a trip opens up.

There are still limited spots available on our spring 2019 Alternative Weekend Break!

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! 

Want an inside look at Alternative Breaks? Check out this video compiled from our Fall 2018 AB experiences!

Thanks to Anthony Phero for creating this video for our program!

 Questions? Call (801) 587-9027

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.



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Last Updated: 11/27/18