Cal Poly Alternative Breaks Program

Alternative Breaks ProgramThe Center for Service in Action hosts multiple Alternative Breaks trips throughout the year, providing students with a chance to make a difference during their breaks from the academic school year. Cal Poly students have the opportunity to serve their global community while exploring outside their positions of privilege. 

Domestic service trips occur every winter & spring breaks, and international service trips occur during the beginning of summer break. 

Details of each trip vary, but typically involve humanitarian aid such as: tutoring disadvantaged children, animal rescue, homeless shelter and food bank support, disaster relief, and habitat restoration.

All trips include a pre-trip orientation workshop, a pre-educational workshop, evening group reflections, free time in the evenings to explore the area, help with travel arrangements, and a post-trip dinner. All trips are led by Cal Poly students and staff. If you would like to create an Alternative Breaks experience, contact us anytime at cpalternativebreaks@gmail.com or (805) 756-5338.

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Upcoming Trips

Spring Break - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 25-March 31, 2018

Alternative Breaks Service Trip, Philadelphia, June 25-31, 2018. Participate in meaningful community service projects. Work with local area schools and volunteer organizations. Experience immersive cultural excursions rich with US history. Make new connections worldwide. Info session dates below. Applications due Monday, February 5

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Summer Break - Lima, Peru
June 16-27, 2018

Alternative Breaks Service Trip, Peru, June 16-27, 2018. Participate in meaningful international service. Work with local area organizations serving children's health and education. Experience immersive cultural excursions, such as a day trip to Machu Pichu. Make new connections worldwide. Info session dates below. Applications due Monday, February 26

Info Session Dates

All sessions concluded.

 

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Center for Service in Action
Building 52, E22
Phone: (805)756-5338
Email: cpalternativebreaks@gmail.com

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