Alternative Break brings GMU to the world and the world to GMU. Offered during spring and summer breaks, these student-led immersion programs provide hands-on experience with social justice issues, as student groups partner with community initiatives in locations across the globe and learn from community leaders ranging from El Salvador and Camden, NJ to Jamaica and Florida. It is a way to connect service with current social issues and get hands-on learning experiences while instilling an active citizen mindset in young adults.
Persons eligible to go on an Alternative Break trip include currently enrolled GMU students, both undergraduate and graduate part-time and full-time degree seeking students may be participants or trip leaders. Current faculty or staff (including graduate assistants) may be learning partners.