Alternative Breaks


Go all in with Alternative Breaks! The CU Alternative Breaks (AB) program sends teams of college students to engage in meaningful service during their breaks from school. This program provides students with the opportunity to explore the United States all while making a difference through service, reflecting upon their experience and creating long-lasting connections with others. We hope you'll be a part of this experience!

Basic Facts:
  • Each Alternative Breaks trip is led by two student Site Leaders and has 10 participants.
    • All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to participant in or lead any part of the CU Alternative Breaks program.
  • The Alternative Breaks program offers Weekend Break Trips, Spring Break Trips and the First Year Service Experience.
  • The cost for each Alternative Breaks trip is all-inclusive and includes transportation, food, lodging and community partner fees.
  • Alternative Breaks are drug-, tobacco-, and alcohol-free.
  • All Alternative Breaks trips travel to and from their destination in a 12-passenger van.
  • All Alternative Breaks trips adhere to the 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break and the Active Citizen Continuum.
The CU Alternative Breaks program is a proud member of Break Away: the Alternative Break Connection, Inc., a non-profit organization that supports the development of quality alternative break programs.
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