Welcome to Alternative Breaks!
Alternative Breaks (AB) is a program within the Center for Community Engagement that sends small groups of UT students to outside communities around the United States to help individuals grow as leaders and learn about social justice issues through immersive service experience. Alternative Breaks is great for students who are passionate about social justice looking to spend their holiday break on a productive and interactive service-learning experience.
Who Can Participate?
Alternative Breaks is open to all UT Austin students. No prior Alternative Breaks, travel, or service experience is required. The most important requirements are an open mind, a passion for social justice, and a desire to learn and work together to help create change.
Service and Learning Trips Once the program begins, the participants meet weekly to learn about their trip’s social justice issue and the community they are working with, discuss logistics, engage in training and reflection activities, and coordinate fundraising.
Alternative Breaks Mission: The Alternative Breaks program creates lifelong, active citizens through immersive student experiences that promote the values of service, simplicity, and community
Our 5 Core Values:
- Active Citizenship