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AB Participants

Welcome home, Breakers!

Click the link below to view the Alternative Breaker application that is currently open!

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. 

Something 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. 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 Breaks Board members and learn more about the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to discover what social issues spark your interest!

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!

Learn more at
About the Sustainable Development Goals 

2023 – 2024 Break Schedule

BreakDatesSustainable Development Goal(s)
Statesboro StayBreakSeptember 16 & 17Quality Education
Armstrong StayBreakSeptember 23 & 24Sustainable Cities & Communities
Joint (both campuses) StayBreakOctober 7 & 8Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Winter BreakDecember 10 – 15Sustainable Cities & Communities, Quality Education, No Poverty
Joint (both campuses) StayBreakFebruary 3 & 4Zero Hunger
Spring BreakMarch 10 – 15Climate Action, Sustainable Cities & Communities
Spring BreakMarch 10 – 15Sustainable Cities & Communities
Statesboro StayBreakApril 6 & 7Reduced Inequalities, Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions
Armstrong StayBreakApril 13 & 14Good Health & Well-being
May BreakMay 5 – 10Reduced Inequalities, Peace, Justice, & Strong Institutions
May BreakMay 5 – 10Life on Land, Animal Welfare
Dates for StayBreaks are subject to change at this time.

If you have any questions, contact Kasie Thompson, or 912-478-1435.

Last updated: 6/29/2023