Alternative Breaks Programs
On a typical night in Boston, 6,135 people are homeless. As it stands, 42 million Americans are at risk of suffering from hunger. Hunger and homelessness are so prevalent in American society that the issues are highlighted in a national week of awareness.
Alternative Winter Break: D.C.
Thursday, January 16 thru Monday, January 20
Issue Area: Service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alternative Spring Break: Boston
Sunday, April 5 thru Thursday, April 9
Issue Area: Hunger and Homelessness
What is an Alternative Breaks Program?
Alternative Breaks Programs are intended to challenge you to reflect critically upon your role in the community through service, activism, inquiry and leadership. Trips provide opportunities to explore social, economic, political and cultural issues through unique immersion experiences that facilitate critical thinking and the exchange of ideas.
What do I need to know before I apply?
Participation in an Alternative Spring Break Program requires time, energy, and commitment. Each participant must make a commitment to the duration of the program. Withdrawing at any point could jeopardize the trip for all participants.
Each participant must pay a Student Participation Fee to participate. These funds will be used to offset the overall cost of the program including transportation, housing, meals and program fees.
APPLICATIONS OPEN MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Attend one of the scheduled Information Sessions to gain access to the Application:
Monday, September 9 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Cafe Room
Friday, September 13 from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Regina Peruggi Room