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Alternative Breaks offers service-learning trips for students to explore a social justice issue through hands-on service supplemented with education and reflection. Trips run during spring breaks and explore issues like immigration, environmental justice, public health, or poverty. Participants take a DeCal class before their trip to learn about the issue and the community partners they will be working with and to get to know each other.

Alternative Breaks

Break Leader Retreat Weekend, Fall 2018


Alternative Breaks (Alt Breaks) has benefited from the generous support of the Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), and the benevolent support of individual donors and alumni. 

Learn more about the program from the Berkeley Life!

2022 – 2023 Break Leader Application

Deadline: May 20, 2022

Only accepting applicants who are interested in Central Valley and/or Puerto Rico.

Apply here!


Please contact or

Cassy Huang, Program Manager, at

Contact Information

Justina Robinson, Communications Director

Carina Marazzi, Special Projects & Development Director

Rosa Enriquez, Graduate Student Facilitator

Cassy Huang, Program Manager

1920 Alternative Break Director Team

2019-2020 Alternative Breaks Director Team