Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks occur over the Spring Break and are a great way for Penn State students to be active citizens. Student who participate will have the opportunity to focus on a social issue and complete hands-on work that will help them to think globally about the social and cultural challenges that many people in society face.

Important Info

  • Information Session will occur during the fall semester
  • Those students interested must apply (orgsync)
  • Full-time staff advisors organize and lead the trip
  • Participants must attend all pre-trip and reorientation meeting
  • Participants will
    • Gain relevant skills
    • Develop context and awareness of a social issue
    • Be part of a meaningful community
    • Have strong direct service opportunity
    • Strengthen commitment to diversity and social justice
    • Have a life changing experience