One of the most popular service opportunities at Austin Peay: Alternative Break Trips! Students have the opportunity to spend their breaks volunteering in other communities and having amazing experiences. Every trip has a theme, a student trip leader, and faculty/staff member. Trips are very affordable - never more than $100 for domestic trips and are all inclusive. Each trip includes an exploration day where volunteers explore the historical, natural, or cultural specialties in the area.
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.
- The student will be able to connect applied experiences derived from participation in alternative break trips with relevant knowledge acquired from exposure to course work from multiple academic disciplines.
- The student will be able to adapt and apply skills, abilities, theories, or methodologies acquired in classroom settings to address novel situations or problems in alternative break settings.
- The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to engage in meaningful self-reflection that leads to self-awareness and a sense of competence to effectively respond to new and challenging contexts.
Spend your spring break in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina! Help the environmental needs of this area while working with Asheville Greenworks, a non-profit whose mission is to inspire, equip, and mobilize individuals and communities to take care of the places we love to live.
March 7-14, 2020 | Trip costs - $100 | Application due - February 7, 2020
Spend your Spring Break in Washington D.C.! Volunteer work to be announced soon!
We'll spend the week volunteering and exploring our beautiful and historical capitol!
March 7-14, 2020 | Trip costs - $100 | Application due - February 21, 2020
This trip is only for Adult, Nontraditional, and Transfer students. Learn more about bettering Nashville by joining us for a week of volunteering! Each day, we will partner with a local Nashville non-profit to help causes such as homelessness, environmental efforts, and food deserts.
Transportation to and from Nashville will be provided each day! This trip is free for ANT students, but there are limited spots available!