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Alternative Breaks 2020-2021

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 2020-2021 academic year listed below. We look forward to you breaking for social justice with us 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 spring semester. We have worked tirelessly to create a break experience that is as memorable and important as previous traveling breaks.

There will be increased safety measures in place to keep all breakers safe. All breakers will be required to wear a mask at all times. Social distancing will be ensured where possible. No breaker may participate in a day of service if they are experiencing any symptom of COVID-19. All university protocols will be followed during the entirety of the break.

For more information check-out our FAQ link below.

Application Dates

  • Statesboro Break | Open until February 4, 2021
  • Armstrong Break | Open until March 4, 2021

Upcoming AB Travel Dates

  • Statesboro Break | February 20 – 21, 2021
  • Armstrong Break | March 15 – 16, 2021

Service Events – Spring 2021

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

STATESBORO CAMPUS Statesboro Weekend Break: Feb. 20-21
Issues related to climate change have been seen on the international scale, but how is it impacting our own community? On this break, you’ll learn how and begin helping to better the land and waterways of Bulloch County.
Break type: Local, no transportation provided

Cost: $15

Social Issue: Climate Action

Break Focus: Local Land Use
ARMSTRONG CAMPUS Armstrong Spring Break: March 15-16
There are many ways to decrease the impacts of climate change. On this break, you’ll be able to have hands-on experience in recycling materials into new and inventive uses.
Break type: Local, no transportation provided

Cost: $15

Social Issue: Climate Action

Break Focus: Re-use of materials
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: 1/15/2021