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Weekend Experiences

Alternative Weekend Breaks are short, immersive volunteer experiences for students who would like to join the AB movement but are unable to commit to a weeklong fall or spring break experience for whatever reason. Weekend breaks are a great way to get involved in a community local to Utah around important social and environmental issues. Trips depart at 2:00pm on Friday and return to campus early Sunday evening.

Registration for the Spring 2020 Weekend experience is open. To sign up, please complete the registration at our Alternative Breaks UMarket Store. Spots on this experience will fill on a first-come, first-served basis.

We recognize that the $100 down payment for the weekend experience can present a barrier to participating on this Alternative Break. If this is the case, please contact J Swanger, Alternative Breaks Program Manager, to make alternative arrangements.

REGISTER FOR THE Spring 2020 ALTERNATIVE WEEKEND BREAK!


Fall 2019 AWB - Refugee Rights & Resettlement

This trip addresses the complex and intersecting unmet needs around refugee and human rights. Specific consideration is given to supporting hte basic human rights of refugees, asylum seekers, and displaced persons in the Salt Lake Valley through volunteer work with community organizations.

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Dates: October 18-20, 2019

Cost: $50 (Cost is all-inclusive and covers lodging, transportation, food, and volunteer experiences). At the time of registration, you will pay $100; however, after you complete your AWB trip you will be refunded $50. It is important to do your best to participate in the AWB experience if you register as dropping from the program past the drop-date deadline will disrupt commitments to community partner organizations and pose challenges to the AB team experience.


Spring 2020 AWB - Environmental Stewardship

This weekend experience alongside the Dolores River in Southeastern Utah will provide students with a greater understanding and appreciation of ecology and the environment. Students will learn about the unique art and biology of the Colorado Plateau, importance of water conservation, human history, and the solitude and inspiration within such a complex and fragile locale. Participants will engage in dialogue and reflection about human-environment interactions and learn the best practices of sustainable living.

Location: near Moab, UT.

Dates: March 20 - 22, 2020

Cost: $50 (Cost is all-inclusive and covers lodging, transportation, food, and volunteer experiences). At the time of registration, you will pay $100; however, after you complete your AWB trip you will be refunded $50. It is important to do your best to participate in the AWB experience if you register as dropping from the program past the drop-date deadline will disrupt commitments to community partner organizations and pose challenges to the AB team experience.

 

Alternative Weekend Break trips fill on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your seat on a trip, you must go online to the Alternative Break Umarket Store and purchase a non-refundable, $50 trip payment for the AWB trip you wish to attend. This $50 trip payment covers your lodging, food, and transportation during the weekend experience.

If the trip you are interested in is not listed as a down payment option, it is full. Please choose the waiting list option and continue the checkout process to be added to the general waiting list. Note your preference(s) in the section at the bottom of the form. There is no charge for being on the waiting list. Please note: if you are placed on a trip from the waiting list, your trip selection will be final.

Once you have placed a trip payment you may not:

  • Register for the waiting list
  • Switch to another trip

April 15, 2019

September 6, 2019

September 21, 2019

October 18-20, 2019

November 1, 2019

November 25, 2019

March 20-22, 2020

April 3, 2020

Registration for Fall 2019 AWB opens

Registration for Fall 2019 AWB closes

Registration for Spring 2020 AWB opens

Fall 2019 AWB Experience

AB Fall Reorientation Event (4-6pm)

Registration for Spring 2020 AWB closes

Spring 2020 AWB Experience

AB Spring Reorientation Event (4-6pm)

Support for Alternative Breaks experiences provided by:

U of U Alumni Association Logo
Parent fund
BW Bastian Foundation
Last Updated: 11/14/19