Leadership Development and Civic Engagement

Alternative Break Programs

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Alternative Break Trips at IUPUI are national, social issue-focused, service-based trips that take place during IUPUI's fall and spring breaks. These are alcohol and drug-free trips that allow students to connect with different communities and cultures while working to create positive, sustainable change. These trips are an “alternative” to the common idea of a spring break – instead of sweating on beaches and sleeping in hotels, students sweat while doing service and bring sleeping bags!

Each trip is focused around 1-2 social issues and are led by student leaders in the Alternative Break Scholarship program. These trips are fun ways to meet other students, learn more about issues in our society, and do service work with community organizations outside of Indiana.

The 2016-2017 academic year will include nine trips for an expected 139 student participants! Join us for one fall break trip and pick one of the eight available spring break trips!  Alternative Spring Break applications are now closed.

To learn more about Alternative Breaks, visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page!

For additional community service and engagement opportunities, the Center for Service & Learning offers Jaguars in the Streets, Fall Involvement Expo, iServe: Weeks of Welcome Day of Service, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Cesar Chavez Day of Service, IUPUI United Way Day of Caring, and the Robert G. Bringle Civic Engagement Showcase. Visit their website for more details!