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Alternative Break

Alternative Break experiences are justice-centered, student-led, immersive multi-day service and learning project that explore and address root causes of important social issues. Typically, Alternative Breaks consist of education, service, and activities relevant to the theme of that break. Alternative Breaks work closely with relevant organizations to create meaningful, reciprocal service and education for students and the community.

All break experiences in fall and spring are entirely free to participate in and require submitting an application to be reviewed. The application process is competitive. Students who are not initially accepted may be placed on a waitlist.

Fall Alternative Break


The Fall Alternative Break will be in Salt Lake City and the surrounding area (both on and off campus). Fall Break experiences do not include an overnight component. We will provide local transportation. Fall Break experiences typically are from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with breakfast items and lunch included.


Spring Alternative Break

March 4-8, 2024
Local & Domestic

The Spring 2024 Alternative Break will be on March 4-8 in cities across the United States, including Utah. Spring Break experiences include a week-long overnight component and travel (airfare, lodging, transportation). Students and advisors are provided with pre-paid debit cards to be used exclusively for meals during their trip.

The Spring 2024 Alternative Break themes and locations are:

  • Indigenous Connections (Utah)
  • Immigration Advocacy (Arizona)
  • Unsheltered Homelessness (California)

Contact Us

Jenny Huynh

Coordinator, Student Leadership Development