Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Alternative Break, United States
- Program Terms: Summer
- Dates / Deadlines
An alternative break is an experience in which students travel to engage in direct-service. Students work in partnership with host organizations on community-driven goals, focused on a particular social justice topic. Through exploration and immersion into the social issue long before the trip starts, students are able to interrogate the root causes of social issues in a way that allows them to engage compassionately and think critically. Upon their return, students are encouraged to engage in their own communities through informed, meaningful action.
We are actively planning for Alternative Break Experiences over both Spring Break (March 12-19) and Summer Break (May 21-31).
We offer six experiences focused on social justice issues as diverse as indigenous rights, food and housing insecurity, public health, mass incarceration and more. Please visit http://alternativebreak.gmu.edu/ to learn more about our programs.
As a founding member of Break Away, we infuse our program with the 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break experience: Strong Direct Service, Education, Orientation, Training, Reflection, Diversity & Social Justice, Full Engagement, and Re-Orientation. Break Away’s continuum of individual development from Volunteer to Active Citizen informs our approach to trip preparation and design, as well as the critical service approach to our work.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer||2022||03/10/2022 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.