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Alternative Breaks 2018-2019


Mark Your Calendar!

Alternative Break Travel Dates 2018-2019:

Fall Weekend Break | Sept. 21st-23rd

Alternative Winter Breaks | Dec. 9-14th

Spring Weekend Break | Feb. 8-10th

Alternative Spring Breaks | March 17-22nd

Alternative May Breaks | May 12-17th


Winter Break Applications Open Soon!

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Winter 2018 Site Leader Application

Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes of an Alternative Break? What does it look like to lead reflection, to facilitate team bonding experiences, to plan pre & post break service opportunities- in short, what is it like being a Site Leader? Well, wonder no longer!

The Alternative Breaks program is happy to announce that Winter Site Leader Applications are NOW OPEN! Come along with us on yet another wondrous ride through the Alternative Breaks experience with YOU at the driver’s seat!

Winter Breaks will take place from December 9-14, 2018. If you have any further questions please stop by the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement or email the AB Coordinator, Brandi Hoffman (

Not sure which break you want to lead? Check out the Social Issues Inventory for some help!

Ready to apply now? Click HERE for the application!

#WeBreakForSocialJustice … will you?

Welcome Breakers

We’re so glad you are here!

You may be curious to learn what exactly an Alternative Break is. At the core, an Alternative Break is a week-long *or weekend* immersive, service experience. Teams of students (usually 10-12) travel away from campus during breaks from school with the goal of engaging within a new community through education, service, and reflection. The Georgia Southern Alternative Break (AB) program has seen extensive growth since it was first developed in 2006. Like many programs across the country, it was born out of the desire to assist with relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. Our program has continued to grow and change throughout the subsequent years through the tireless efforts of the OLCE staff and our dedicated students. Today the program is led by the Alternative Break Board consisting of 9 students, the AB Graduate Assistant and the Coordinator of Alternative Breaks and Community Partnerships. On average we send 20+ Alternative Breaks a year! Our mission is to create a community of Active Citizen by empowering students to make a global impact through life-changing service opportunities.  

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. 

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. 

Application Timelines

An application link will be available on this page during the dates listed below for each break cycle. When you are ready to apply, make sure to give yourself at least 15 minutes to complete and submit the application.


Fall Weekend Break | Monday, August 20th – Sunday, September 3rd

Alternative Winter Breaks | Monday, September 24th – Sunday, October 14th

Spring Weekend Break | Monday, January 14th – Sunday, January 27th

Alternative Spring Breaks | Monday, January 14th – Sunday, February 3rd

Alternative May Breaks | Monday, February 25th – Sunday, March 17th


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If you have any questions, please contact Brandi Hoffman at or by dialing 912-478-1435.

Last updated: 9/4/2018