Eastern Michigan University

Alternative Breaks

Spring Break, Weekends, and International

Creating a campus of active citizens.

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.


See information and testimonials from past breaks here.


2016-2017 Alternative Breaks Opportunities:

Detroit Alternative Weekends


 For the 2016-2017 school year, VISION's Detroit Alternative Weekends will be partnering with various student organizations on campus. If your student organization is interested in partnering with VISION for a Detroit Alternative Weekend, please send us an email at vision@emich.edu 


Alternative Spring Breaks, 2017

Alternative Breaks are exactly that! An alternative way to spend your break! Groups of EMU students venture to various communities throughout the country where they focus on social justice issues. Each group spends their break learning about one social justice issue and doing service to bring about positive change focused on that issue- weather it be food access, environmental issues, housing insecurity or community health. Will you go the alternative route and make a difference this year? 

Applications are available in VISION Volunteer Center, Room 346 Student Center and online below. 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.

Travel dates: EMU's Spring Break is February 20 - February 26. Most trips will travel February 19 - February 25.

The application process for ASB 2017 is now closed. 

Alternative International Break, Haiti Summer 2016

Groups of students venture to Haiti to meet with communities, learn about the Haitian culture, and focus on social justice issues.


Travel dates: TBD (Spring2017/ Summer2017)


*This trip has a capacity of nine students. Priority is given to students who have been on previous AB trips.*

The VISION Volunteer Center is part of Diversity & Community Involvement