An alternative break program places teams of college students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning during their winter or spring break.
Students perform short term projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment.
The objectives of an alternative break program are to involve college students in community-based service projects and to give students opportunities to learn about the problems faced by members of communities with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact.
The intensity of the experience increases the likelihood that participants will transfer the lessons learned on-site back to their own communities even after the alternative break end.
Application Information for Alternative Winter Break:
Step 1: Click here to apply for the 2018 UCI Alternative Spring Break Program Step 2: Once an application is submitted, Click here to sign up for an interview time slot for 2018 UCI Alternative Spring Break Program. Due Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 4PM
IMPORTANT (PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING): Alternative Break is open to all UCI undergraduate students. Students must be in good academic standing and not on academic probation. UCI Extension students are not eligible at this time. *Program Support: Upon acceptance to the Alternative Break program, participants will be required to attend a mandatory orientation on Saturday, December 1, 2018. NOTE: There are additional program specific orientation requirements. Site leaders will notify particpants of these requirements no later then Week 8. *Fees & Payments: Upon acceptance, all applicants pay a trip-fee of $140. This fee covers transportation to/from service site, lodging, and most meals. NOTE: Accommodations vary per service site (the program is overnight). Eligible drivers will receive the discounted rate of: $100. *Notification: Applicants will be notified as to the status of their application (via email) no later than Week 7. *Policies: Upon acceptance into the program, participants will be required to sign agreements (alcohol and drug free, liability, conduct, etc.)