Eastern Michigan University

Alternative Spring Breaks


Create a community of Eastern Students who take an active role in learning about social issues and use their knowledge, skills, time, and effort to make their community a better place.


Raise awareness and educate students about social issues by sending them on a quality Alternative Break that will inspire them to reach out and become a leader and/or helper in their own community.


2013-14 Alternative Breaks Opportunities:

Alternative International Break: Haiti

Participant Application   PDF  Doc | $1,000 | Due Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @5pm

This trip, focused on examining international and grassroots development efforts in Haiti will be traveling to Haiti April 28-May 4, 2014


Alternative Weekends

Urban Poverty in Detroit | Feb 7-Feb 9, 2014

Participant Application   PDF   Doc  | $50 | Due Monday, January 20, 2014 @5pm



Alternative Spring Break

The application period for 2014 ASB trips  has ended. Please check back in September for our 2015 ASB applications.


The 2014 ASB trip clusters will work in the following areas:

Civil and Human Rights: Empowerment in an Unequal World

These trips will focus on issues including education, women's empowerment, civil rights and inclusion.


Healing Communities through Safe Food Access

Trips in this cluster will work in issues of food access, chronic and mental illness and community empowerment.


Appalachia: A Mountaintop Revolution

Focusing on communities in rural areas, these trips will work with youth trade training programs, Native communities and environmental stewards.


2012-13 Trips and Issues

Participants and Site Leaders will be placed on trips based on issues and interests. Destinations will be announced to participants who have been accepted into the program at our first Large Group meeting.

Looking for more information about the AB program? See the info on our FAQ page.

The VISION Volunteer Center is part of Diversity & Community Involvement