Trip Applications

Summer Break trip applications are now closed.

      Winter Break Trips are timed to start right after the New Year's holiday or start so that they end just as the spring semester begins.  Winter Break Trips always fill up, but generally speaking, we get less applications for each available spot in Winter than the other times of the year. Apply for a Winter Break Trip if you really want a particular destination or issue/service... 

      Spring Break Trips (domestic only) are timed to coincide with the UW Spring Break each spring semester.  Spring Break Trips are our most popular (generally we get approximately 3 applications for each available spot in our Spring Break Trips offerings).

      Summer Break Trips typically take place right after the end of the spring semester and international trips are frequently more than one week in length.  The application for Trips is usually available approximately six weeks before the last class day, however the timing of Spring Break can effect the decision on when to make the application available.

     Acceptance and participation in a Winter or Spring Break Trip does not preclude future participation in additional Trips. Being an active Alternative Breaks Committee member, planning a trip, can help guarantee your place on that or another trip offering!

    Want to help plan an Alternative Break Trip?  Join the Alternative Breaks Committee.  Membership is open to any UW-Madison student.  E-mail us for more information or to express your interest in joining the Committee. 

Questions?  Email us at

Additional Forms

Driver Authorization Form  (NOT necessary for International Trips, only needed for those able and willing to drive on domestic trips...)

Trip Itinerary Form  (for accepted Trip Participants/Trip Route Planners only)


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 with your questions and ideas!

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