Alternative Breaks at IC

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break will occur from March 7 - March 14, 2020.
Why ASB?

Students often cite ASB as one of the most rewarding experiences of their college careers. Below are testimonials from recent participants:

"One of the things I appreciated during my experience is all of the people I met and got to know; the people at Cass that would take their time to get to know every person in your group, the residents of Cass who would always tell you a little about themselves (one of the resident Cheryl gave me so much self confidence and advice), and working together with other schools and even becoming friends with them. It was an amazing experience."

~Stephanie Greenidge '18, ASB Detroit

"I made some amazing new friends and memories that I will remember for the rest of my life."

~Casey Koenig '19, ASB Kiptopeke

"The organization we volunteered with was great. There was a variety of things we did every day and everything was engaging and meaningful in different ways. We also had enough time in the day to do other things outside of volunteering."

~Rianna Larkin '19, ASB Toronto

March 7 - 14, 2020

The Alternative Breaks program at IC offers a variety of service immersion experiences that give students the opportunity to travel and make a difference in communities across the United States every fall, spring, or summer.

Tentative ASB 2020 Locations:

  • Environmental Stewardship in Point Reyes, CA
  • Food Security in Washington, DC
  • Park Preservation at Kiptopeke State Park, VA
  • Youth Arts Programs in Providence, RI
  • Additional Trip TBA

ASB trips and fees will be confirmed in early September 2019

Applications submitted before December 1, 2019, at 11:59pm will receive priority selection. Priority selection means that all applications received by this date will definitely be reviewed. Applications received after this date will be reviewed only if spaces are still available and until all trips are full.

All Alternative Break trip fees are considered comprehensive, meaning they cover all associated transportation, lodging, food, and programmatic charges.

Click here to learn about leading an Alternative Breaks trip!

For More Information:

Please see the Alternative Breaks Trip Descriptions and FAQ document for more information

For all inquiries regarding Alternative Breaks, contact Assistant Director of Community Service Don Austin in OSE ( or at 607 274 3222