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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 alumni donors.

Learn more about the program from the Berkeley Life!

Spring 2022 Participant Application:

  • Deadline: rolling

Update on Nov 16: We will review and accept participants as applications come in. Students interested in Central Valley, Economic Justice (formerly Homelessness & Poverty), and Environmental & Food Justice are highly encouraged to apply. 

Questions? Please contact or Cassy Huang, Program Manager, at

Apply here!

Contact Information

Jesus Aguiniga, Finance Director

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