Alternative Breaks at IC

Alternative Spring Break

Alternative Spring Break

ASB occurs during the March break
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 9 - 16, 2019

(New trips announced in September 2018)

The Alternative Breaks program at IC is 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.

Past Trips :

  • Park Preservation Experience (Kiptopeke State Park, VA)
  • The Pittsburgh Project (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • North Carolina Coastal Federation (Outer Banks, NC)
  • Food Justice in the Urban Environment (Washington DC)
  • Fighting Poverty, Creating Opportunity (Detroit, MI)

Applications for ASB go live in late October

Applications received on or before Monday, December 3, at 5pm will receive priority selection (meaning all applications received by this date will definitely be reviewed. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all trips are full)

Click here to learn about leading an Alternative Spring Break trip!

For More Information:

Please see our "Frequently Asked Questions" or the ASB Trip Description document on the right.

For all inquiries, contact Don Austin in OSE (austin@ithaca.edu) or at 607 274 3222