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Alternative Breaks at Armstrong

What is an Alternative Break exactly?
An Alternative Break (AB) is a week-long or weekend immersive service experience. Teams of students (10-12) travel away from campus during breaks from school with the goal of engaging within a new community through education, service, and reflection. There are currently two different types of Alternative Break experiences at Georgia Southern University. A StayBreak is a weekend-long service experience, that includes volunteering together on Saturday, going home for the evening, and then coming back together to volunteer on Sunday. The other type of AB experience is weeklong trips. During a weeklong trip, the group will travel and stay Sunday through Friday at another location and volunteer together for the week.

Am I only allowed to participate on the “Armstrong Alternative Break?”

Great question, and absolutely not! While we do encourage Armstrong Campus students to apply for this Alternative Break, you are welcome to participate on any of the weekend or week-long breaks provided on the Statesboro campus as well.

We encourage this specific break for Armstrong students because all pre-break meetings, program events, and post-break meetings will be specifically offered at the Armstrong campus. The majority of students participating in this Alternative Break will be from the Armstrong campus as well, providing you the chance to get to know and work with students you will see around campus after the break!

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For more detailed information, questions or concerns, please contact:

Alternative Breaks Coordinator, Kasie Thompson,, 912-478-0010

Last updated: 4/25/2022