Cal Poly Alternative Breaks Program
The 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 756-5338.
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Winter Break -New Orleans, Louisiana
December 10-16, 2017
Info Session Dates
Monday, 9/25 2PM UU 216
Thursday, 9/28 10AM UU 216
Monday, 10/2 10AM UU 216
Thursday, 10/5 2PM UU 216
Monday, 10/9 3PM UU 216
Thursday, 10/12 10AM UU 216
You can download a trip application here.
You can download a sponsorship application here.
Spring Break - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 25-March 31, 2018
Summer Break - Lima, Peru
June 17-27, 2018
Dean of Students
Building 52, E22