The Alternative Break (AB) program gives students the opportunity to engage in direct service in collaboration with communities around the world. Students who participate spend 5-9 days learning about critical challenges facing communities, interacting with local leaders, and performing short-term projects with community agencies. Students selected to participate in the Spring program are eligible to enroll in CMDS 300 Community Development, Alt. Break course (3 credit hours) offered in partnership with the School of Individualized Study.
Spring 2020 Locations
Summer 2020 Location
The CLCE is able to provide financial assistance to students with demonstrated need (as determined by Financial Aid) because of the generous support of donors. Depending on a student's level of need, this financial support can cover up to half the advertised cost of the trip. Students who are interested in receiving financial assistance should indicate as much on their application to the program.
Additionally, the CLCE sponsors a crowdfunding program each Spring to help students raise money to cover some or all of the program costs.
Become a Leadership Scholar and work alongside staff in CLCE to plan and organize AB!