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.


2015-2016 Alternative Breaks Opportunities:

Detroit Alternative Weekends


 For the 2015-2016 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, 2016

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 28. Most trips will travel February 21 - February 27.

Site leader Application / Participant Application 

Student Government Offers Scholorships! 

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. .

SiteLeader Application deadline November 20th. 

Siteleader Application 

Participant Applications for the Haiti trip will be posted at a later date. 

Trip cost is $2000 for all participants due as a $200 deposit and four payments of $450.

Travel dates: TBD (Tentative May 29/30/31-June8/9/10)

*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