Alternative Breaks

About Alternative Breaks

The Alternative Break program places teams of college students in community service and experiential learning positions during their summer, winter, or spring breaks. Students perform short-term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness, and the environment. The objectives of an Alternative Break program are to involve college students in community-based service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact. Previous UM trips include working with homeless populations in Hollywood, CA; resorting to native vegetation in Arches National Park; and working with early childhood education programs in San Diego, CA.

UM Coordinates Alternative Breaks during Spring and Summer academic breaks. Alternative Break trips also have an optional attached service-learning independent study credit.

For more information, contact:

Emily Lynch

Program & Event Coordinator

Experiential Learning & Career Success


Our Alternative Break trips are generously sponsored by the Dairy Products Commission - Thank You!