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Welcome home, Breakers!

We hope you are excited for the year of Alternative Breaks ahead of us! You will find the break travel dates & application windows for the 2021-2022 academic year listed below. We look forward breaking for social justice with you this year!

Due to the safety concerns of you and our partner communities from the spread of COVID-19, breaks will be within our own communities for the fall semester. We worked tirelessly to create a break experience that is as memorable and important as previous traveling breaks.

We are currently planning to return to traveling breaks in the Spring semester. Additional information about Spring and May breaks will be shared at the beginning of 2022. Until then, join us in “breaking” a difference with our StayBreaks!

For more information check-out our FAQ link below.

Application Dates

  • February StayBreak – Closes January 21, 2022
  • March StayBreak – Closes January 28, 2022
  • Alternative Spring Break – Closes January 28, 2022

Spring 2022 Alternative Break Applications Currently Open


Upcoming AB Travel Dates

  • Statesboro StayBreak | February 12 – 13, 2022
  • Armstrong StayBreak | February 12 – 13, 2022
  • Alternative Spring Break | March 13 – 18, 2022
  • Armstrong StayBreak | March 14 – 15, 2022

For Site Information

Scroll below to read about the various Alternative Breaks we are offering this cycle! Each blurb provides a Physical Exertion Level score. This score (on a scale from 1 – 5) indicates how physically demanding the service projects on a given break are expected to be. This score is provided to assist breakers in making break selections that are best suited to their needs. 

Once you are sure you know what Alternative Breaks you would like to apply for, click the button below to head over to our application. ALL students, no matter the campus, can apply for all Alternative Breaks offered. Statesboro campus & Armstrong campus indicators are clearly marked, so breakers know which campus pre-break events will be hosted from and where travel will be coordinated from for each Alternative Break. 


Alternative Spring Breaks

*All pre-break events & travel will be coordinated at the campus listed in the left column

ARMSTRONG CAMPUS“Cycling”

We all make waste, so why not reuse that waste into something helpful! Interested? On this break, breakers will be getting into the weeds of helping reduce climate change through create new and helpful material from what others would throw into a landfill.

Physical Exertion Level: 4
Break Type: Stay/Local (February 2022)

Cost:
$15.00 

Social Issue(s):
Climate Action & Life on Land

Break Focus:
City Ecosystems
STATESBORO CAMPUS“Safe Harbor”

Children are the focal point of the future. How they are loved now will have lasting impacts on our society. On this break, join hands with our future in providing safe housing and life skills for the youth served with this community partner.

Physical Exertion Level: 2
Break Type: Stay/Local (February 2022)

Cost:
$15.00 

Social Issue(s):
No Poverty & Gender Inequality

Break Focus:
Youth Homelessness
STATESBORO CAMPUS“Whimsy”

The person who created this community saw a need for children to engage in whimsy. He solved it by creating this organization. On this break, you’ll interact with children, bringing smiles and laughs to them.

Physical Exertion Level: 2
Break Type: Domestic Driving

Cost:
$165.00 
*Scholarships are available to apply for through the application

Social Issue(s):
Good Health & Well-being

Break Focus:
Youth Development
ARMSTRONG CAMPUS “Recreate”

We all make waste, so why not reuse that waste into something helpful! Interested? On this break, breakers will be getting into the weeds of helping reduce climate change through create new and helpful material from what others would throw into a landfill.

Physical Exertion Level: 4
Break Type: Stay/Local (Spring Break)

Cost:
$15.00 

Social Issue(s):
Climate Action & Life on Land

Break Focus:
City Ecosystems

Note for new participants: The Georgia Southern Alternative Break program operates with an “issue first” focus, meaning we keep our site locations quiet until Site Reveal each week-long break cycle. This is done so you can focus on selecting a social issue you are passionate about first and foremost during the application process. 

Thing to Know: The Alternative Breaks program is aligning our service with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. As you read through our break blurbs, take a second to click the link to the SDG(s) your break of interest is aligned with to learn a little more about it!

Not sure what social issues you are interested in? No problem! Contact any of our Alternative Break Board members or feel free to take the brief Social Issues Inventory to get a feel for the type of service projects/issues you might be interested in. 

Feel unprepared to serve? We’ve got you! Check out our Ready to Serve page for tips and tricks about how to mentally and physically prepare to serve others. If you’re still feeling uneasy, reach out to a member of the Alternative Break Board, your site leader, the AB Graduate Assistant, or the AB Coordinator!


If you have any questions, contact Kasie Thompson kasiethompson@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-1435.

Last updated: 3/30/2022