Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks offers students the opportunity to travel during Spring and winter break to perform volunteer work. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue. Alternative Breaks (aB) is FIU's largest, award-winning service learning program that allows students to experience diverse cultures and environments around the world where they can create unforgettable memories and long-term friendships.

Alternative Breaks is managed by the Center for Leadership and Service.



Our trip to help clean up Curacao

By Stephanie Martinez, junior business administration and finance major Bon bini na Korsou! Or Welcome to Curacao! This Alternative Break […]

Students honored at 2016 Student Life Awards

On Thursday, April 7, the Outstanding Student Life Awards honored 21 students and four student organizations who have demonstrated the […]

Program connects students with thought leaders in Miami, D.C.

FIU kicked off the first year of the Capital Leadership Experience program this March with a cohort of students versed in […]

Business students help tourist town compete with big resorts in Costa Rica

In an unorthodox, but rewarding, Alternative Breaks trip, 11 members of the International Business Honors Society travelled to [...]

Outstanding Student Life Award winners announced

On Thursday, Apr. 2, the annual Outstanding Student Life Awards recognized three student organizations and 21 student leaders who serve […]

Student reflects on the Clinton Global Initiative University

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) University, a program founded 10 years ago by President Bill Clinton, brings together students, university [...]

aB Selma, Alabama: Footsteps of history

During spring break, Alternative Breaks (aB) sent students on 21 trips to varying locations from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, to […]

Student’s service, passion shape career path

This article is part of an occasional series that focuses on FIU students, employees and alumni who contribute to either […]

Students explore sustainability efforts by Disney, Orlando businesses

In early November 2013, eight FIU students visited the Clean the World Foundation, UCF and Walt Disney World, where they […]

Student club committed to helping the poor locally and internationally

This story is part of an on-going series spotlighting student-run clubs at FIU. The passion and commitment behind Nashua Wisdom’s [...]


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