Summer Break Trip Applications Are Now Closed!

Winter Break Trips occur over the University's academic Winter Break, typically in the first week of January. Volunteers can go abroad or work domestically on a variety of projects. The application for these trips is available at the end of October. 

Spring Break Trips occur over the University's academic Spring Break. These are a student favorite, where we typically receive 3 applications per available space. Volunteers work on a variety of projects including environmental restoration, understaffed soup kitchens, initiatives to reduce homelessness and those with special needs. If you are looking for something more than PCB for your Spring Break, check out what Alt Breaks has to offer. 

    Summer Break Trips occur at the end of Spring Semester, from late May to Mid-June, and are almost     always international.  The application for trips will be available approximately six weeks before the last    class day, however the timing of  a 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 participation in future trips. Being an active Alternative Breaks Committee member through planning a trip, can help guarantee your place on a trip offered through Alternative Breaks. 


If you are applying for a Domestic Trip, Please fill out a Driver Authorization Form with your Application here


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



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 2015 Semester meeting time is Thursday 5:30-7:00pm in Memorial Union. Be sure to check TITU for our meeting room number or send us an email at with your questions and ideas!

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