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 justice issue for each program to learn more:


Fall Break 2020

We unfortunately won’t be running Fall Break programs this year since Fall Break weekend will not happen this year.  Stay tuned for Fall Break 2021 options in the future.

Spring Break 2021

Stay tuned for more information about Spring Break 2021!  We will be planning different options that take into account life returning to normal, and life still being as it is with COVID-19.  If it is not safe to travel for alternative breaks this spring break, we will be considering options for local service and/or education/advocacy based programs still centered around a variety of relevant social issues.

    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 Kyle Anderson at