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Penn State Alternative Breaks

The Penn State Alternative Breaks program is one that provides a variety of opportunities for students to learn more about themselves, others, and the world around them through service. Our program includes three different trips: Fall Alternative Breaks, Alternative Winter Breaks and Alternative Spring Breaks. Each program is designed to encourage personal growth, promote civic engagement, and enrich the lives of participants.

Our Mission

Penn State Alternative Breaks, as a function of the Office of Student Actiivities, promotes active citizenship through education, direct community engagement, and reflection.

To Find Out More

Go to http://sites.psu.edu/alternativebreaks/ to learn about our trips and find links to our applications.

Upcoming Service Trips

Fall Alternative Break (FAB) - November 18th -22nd, 2016 - Application Closed
Alternative Winter Break (AWB) - January 2nd - 8th, 2017 APPLICATIONS DUE OCTOBER 30th
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) - March 4th-11th, 2017 APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 1st-DECEMBER 16th.

Cost

With the support of the Office of Student Activities and UPAC funding we are able to make trips affordable to students at only $75.00 for FAB and $100.00 for AWB and ASB, which covers the cost of food, housing, transportation, and registration for our community partner organizations.

Questions?

For more information about these service experiences, dates and deadlines contact Co-Executive Directors - Carly Noonan and Elizabeth Hopta at penn.state.altbrks@gmail.com or Program Advisor Kelli Dowd - kad37@psu.edu

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