Welcome to the Alternative Breaks Program
Help Advance our Vision: The University of Maryland Alternative Breaks program looks to build a world in which UMD students are empowered learners in community together, taking action toward just causes.
Understand our Why: The University of Maryland Alternative Breaks program was founded on the belief that our responsibility is to engage students in experiential and community-based learning to foster socially responsible leadership in order to help students be successful in their personal, professional, and civic lives after college.
“Being on this trip reinforced my perspectives on countering corruption and the importance of speaking up when I feel something is wrong. I plan to continue my involvement by holding others and myself accountable when faced with actions that don't align with integrity and environmental conservation.” - AWB New Orleans Participant