One of the most popular service opportunities at Austin Peay is our Alternative Break Trips! Every fall, winter, spring, and summer break we offer trips to students where they can spend their breaks volunteering and exploring new cities. Trips are affordable so that every student has the possibility to go - you'll never pay more than $100 for domestic trips, and they include all food, housing and transportation! So take a look at what trips we have coming up and apply today!
The mission of the Alternative Break Program is to engage students in meaningful and collaborative community service in an effort to increase awareness of social and environmental issues and strengthen the communities in which they serve as well as foster a strong sense of community among trip participants and to the university as a whole.
Spend your fall break just above the boarder in Land Between the Lakes, KY! This trip will have an outdoor service focus. Students will have the opportunity to camp, hike, and spend some time in nature while helping protect and clean the area.
October 9-12, 2021 | Trip costs - $100 | Application due - September 28, 2021
Winter break will include two trips to Atlanta: one that focuses on environmental work in Sweetwater Creek State Park, and another with an urban focus.
January 8-15, 2022 | Trip costs - $100 | Application due - December 1, 2021
Spring break will include two trips to Chattanooga: one that focuses on environmental work, and another with an urban focus.
March 5-12, 2022 | Trip costs - $100 | Application due - February 12, 2021
Spring break will include two trips to Austin, TX: one that focuses on environmental work, and another with an urban focus
Interested in leading your own trip? Students who have previously gone on an Alternative Break Trip have the opportunity to apply to be a student leader! Student leaders get to choose the location of a trip, a non-profit to work with, and lead the group through the week's activities. If you are interested in leading a trip, sign up below!