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Alternative Breaks 2020-2021

Welcome home, Breakers!

Unfortunately, we will not be sending Fall Weekend or Winter Breaks. Our AB Board is working tirelessly to create meaningful content for students throughout the Fall 2020 semester, check below for any events coming up.

You will find the travel dates & application windows for Spring and May 2021 Alternative Break trips listed below. During the time frames listed an application link & informational blurb about each service site will be avaiable on THIS page for you. We look forward to breaking for social justice with you this academic year.

Upcoming Application Dates

  • Spring Break | January 11 – 29, 2021
  • May Break | March 1 – 26, 2021

Upcoming AB Travel Dates

  • Spring Break | March 14 – 19, 2021
  • May Break | May 9 – 14, 2021

Events during Fall 2020

*Please check here for current and future service or AB opportunities

STATESBORO CAMPUS Halloween Tabling – pick up a treat for your “boo” or send a thank you to professors October 27th & 28th
RU Rotunda
STATESBORO CAMPUSServe912 – Weekly volunteer trips focused on a variety of social issuesAll fall semester
ARMSTRONG CAMPUS Serve912 – Weekly volunteer trips focused on a variety of social issuesAll fall semester
STATESBORO CAMPUSAB Turns 15! Celebrate our birthday with usEvents throughout the year

What is an Alternative Break trip?

Alternative May Break 2018 – Flint, Michigan. Video shot & produced by student volunteer, Brandon Wright.

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. 

If you have any questions, contact Brandi Hoffman or 912-478-1435.

Last updated: 9/28/2020