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.



#FutureIsUs: My volunteer work with Alternative Breaks

Name: Chantelle Mnayarji Hometown: Longwood, Florida What is your major? Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business, with an Asian [...]

Learning through leadership, experience and service

  In the summer of 2016, Anthony Suarez organized a student trip to Managua, Nicaragua, as part of FIU’s Alternative […]

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 […]


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