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Alternative Breaks 2019-2020

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 2019-2020 academic year listed below. We look forward to you breaking for social justice with us this year!

CLICK HERE for the calendar of ’19-20 Alternative Breaks

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. 

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!

Learn more atAbout the Sustainable Development Goals 

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Check out our student-made video from May 2018

Alternative May Break – Flint, Michigan

Alternative Break Travel Dates 2019-2020

  • Fall Weekend Break | November 1-3, 2019
  • Winter Breaks | Dec. 15-20, 2019
  • Spring Weekend Break | Feb. 7-9, 2020
  • Spring Break | March 15-20, 2020
  • May Break | May 10-15, 2020

CLICK HERE for the calendar of ’19-20 Alternative Breaks

Application Dates 2019-2020

During the following time frames an application line & informational blurb about each service site will be avaiable on THIS page for you.

  • Fall Weekend Break | Sept. 30 – Oct.18, 2019
  • Winter Breaks | Sept. 30 – Oct. 18, 2019
  • Spring Weekend Break | Jan. 13 – 24, 2020
  • Spring Break | Jan. 13 – 31, 2020
  • May Break | March 2 -27, 2020

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

Last updated: 8/15/2019