Alternative Break Service Trips

  • ABST Head Collage 2015-2016

    The Center for Social Concerns offers numerous Alternative Break Service Trips every year over spring break and following the end of the spring semester. These are domestic and international trips planned and led by trained student leaders with faculty/staff accompaniers.

    This year's trips include:

    • Mexico at the Misión de Amistad, focusing on community and economic development and access to health care and education. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Mexico at L'Arche Mexico City, focusing on dignity for and community-building with individuals with and without disabilities in a cross-cultural setting. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Guatemala at the San Lucas Mission, focusing on community and economic development, access to health care and education and children/youth. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Les Cayes, Haiti, focusing on sustainable community development, children/youth, environmental concerns and access to health care. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • L'Arche Ontario, focusing on dignity for and community-building with individuals with and without disabilities. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Detroit, Michigan, focusing on food security, sustainable food systems, urban agriculture, dignity of work and worker's rights. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge trip, this year in Sussex County, Delaware.  Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Ruskin, FL, focusing on working with victims and survivors of human trafficking, domestic violence, and/or other types of abuse or trafficking. This is a new trip! Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Washington, D.C., a May trip at the Father McKenna Center, focusing on the impact of hunger and homelessness for individuals and communities.  Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Habitat for Humanity International, a May trip focusing on access to affordable housing in a cross-cultural situation. Read more about their trip here and support them here.
    • Vellore, India, a May trip focusing on children, elders and community-based social work in the context of extreme poverty. This is a new trip! Read more about their trip here and support them here.