Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks are immersive service experiences designed to introduce students to new communities while working to address pressing domestic and global social issues. Participating in an Alternative Break is a great way to get to know other students, make a positive impact, and have a meaningful fall or spring break! Check out this year’s programs and click on the links for each community partner to learn more:


One-Day Experience (September 24, 2022)

This fall, we are piloting a 1-day program that will take place on Saturday, September 24.  The group will have one pre-departure meeting on campus the week of the experience before reconvening on Saturday morning and spending all day in Greensboro/Burlington.

Civil Rights & Racial Justice (Greensboro, NC / Burlington, NC): We will take a guided tour of the International Civil Rights Center & Museum to learn about the vital role Greensboro played in the Civil Rights Movement.  We will then engage in direct service at the Morrowtown Community Garden in Burlington.  Cost is $25 a participant and includes transportation, entrance to the museum and lunch.

Fall Break 2022 (October 13-15, 2022)

Food Security (Asheville, NC): We will partner with multiple local agencies such as Bounty and Soul and Root Cause Farm to explore issues surrounding food security in western North Carolina.  Cost is $150 a participant.

Spring Break 2023

Housing and Homelessness (Washington, DC) – March 12-18, 2023: We will partner with multiple agencies including Bread for the CityMartha’s Table, and Central Union Mission to explore the issues of housing and homelessness in the nation’s capital.  Cost is $300 a participant.

Hurricane Relief (Puerto Rico) – March 11-18, 2023: We will partner with Community Collaborations International to work on supporting families and communities that were impacted by Hurricane Fiona.  Cost is $1,200 a participant.

    Alternative Break Frequently Asked Questions 

     Staff and Faculty Learning Partner Expectations and Frequently Asked Questions


    Elon Alternative Breaks is a proud member of Break Away, a national organization supporting alternative break programs at campuses across the country. We integrate Break Away’s 8 Components of a Quality Alternative Break into our program model.

    For questions about Alternative Breaks, contact Andrew Moffa at