Alternative Breaks

Kent State University's Alternative Breaks expose students to social justice and cultural issues through direct service, community engagement, reflection, and a variety of cultural activities. These programs engage students in service, inform them about current social issues, and encourage their on-going involvement in social change.

Some of these experiences may be used to fulfill the Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR). Learn more about experiential learning and how it can bring your learning to life!

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Two students participating in alternative spring break

Alternative Spring Break

Week of March 21-29, 2020

Kent State University's Alternative Spring Break trips expose students to social justice and cultural issues through direct service, community visits, reflection, and a variety of cultural activities.

Our Alternative Spring Break lineup for 2020 includes the following experiences:

  • Environmental Conservation (Lake Mead, Nevada)
  • Cultivating a Community of Care for Foster Children (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • Poverty & Policy (Washington, DC)
  • Strengthening Ohio's Urban Communities (Youngstown, Ohio)
  • Protecting and Comforting Former Research Animals (Hartville, Wyoming)
  • May 1970: Exploring the Complexities and Connections of Two Campus Tragedies (Jackson, Mississippi)
  • Supporting the Unique Needs of Multi-Generational Communities (Detroit, Michigan)
  • Disaster Relief and Sustainability (Puerto Rico)
     

Click here to learn more and register!

 


A night photo of downtown Cincinnati

Alternative Fall Break (Past!)

October 10-12, 2019

Our 2019 Alternative Fall Break focused on: "Understanding and Addressing Urban Poverty" in Cincinnati, Ohio

Stay tuned for updates about Alternative Fall Break 2020!

 

 


Photo of Flint, Michigan

Alternative Winter Break (Past!)

January 9-11, 2020

Our 2020 Alternative Winter Break focused on: "Environmental Justice and the Flint Water Crisis" in Flint, Michigan

Stay tuned for updates about Alternative Winter Break 2021!

 


University policy 3342-3-01.3 requires that students with disabilities be provided reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to services. If you have a documented disability and require accommodations, please contact Community Engaged Learning in a timely manner to make arrangements for the necessary service trip adjustments.

Community Engaged Learning welcomes the opportunity to help academic departments across campus plan and develop experiential learning trips for students and faculty. Please contact us at community@kent.edu for more information.