Testimonials & Blog

About going on the trips...

“I saw firsthand what sorts of important things people could do working together for a common goal….Going on an Alt Break helped reinforce what I wanted to do after school. It assured me that I was on the right path.”

- Dave Gauger, Senior: Consumer Affairs

About being on the committee...

“Before I joined Alt Breaks, I was very shy; being in Alt Breaks has honed my communication skills, gave me more leadership opportunities than I’ve ever had, and gave me a deeper understanding of a basic, yet profound, concept: humans helping other humans…I’ve met so many people and learned just how open the world really is. There are people and places struggling everywhere, just waiting for your email or call offering help.”

 - Liz Scheibe, Freshman, Orientation Speakers Coordinator

Want to learn more about what it’s like to go on an Alternative Break?

Read what other UW students have to say about their trips on the AltBreak Blog!


Get Involved!

Become a member of the awesome Alternative Breaks Committee. Help plan Weekend Break trips, service days and other possible service travel events.  Come to one of our weekly committee meetings.  Our Spring Semester, 2014 meeting time is THURSDAYS, 8:00pm, TITU, or send us an email at altbreaks@union.wisc.edu with your questions and ideas!

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