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 community-identified 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.

U of U students, Fall 2018 weeklong and weekend trip registration is open!

We still have spots open on our Identity & Environmental Exploration experience and our Refugee & Human Rights weekend break! Register now to join us on one of these exciting Alt Breaks!

These trip spots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. To register please visit Alternative Breaks UMarket Store.


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.



Last Updated: 9/20/18