Eastern Michigan University

Alternative Spring Breaks


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.


2013-14 Alternative Breaks Opportunities:

Alternative International Break: Haiti
The application period for 2014 Alternative International trips has ended. Please check back in September for our 2015 AB applications.
This trip, focused on examining international and grassroots development efforts in Haiti, traveled to Haiti April 28-May 4, 2014


Detroit Alternative Weekends
The application period for 2014 AW trips has ended. Please check back in September for our 2015 AW applications.


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 worked 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