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!
Alternative Spring Break
Week of March 23-March 30, 2024 (each trip has slightly different dates)
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 Spring 2024 lineup of experiences is as follows:
- Strengthening Ohio Urban Communities (Youngstown, Ohio)
- The Environment, Fossil Fuels, and Appalachian Communities (Kermit, West Virginia)
- Addressing Infant Mortality and Advocating for Black Maternal Health (Washington, DC)
- Civil Rights Heritage Tour (Atlanta, GA; Montgomery, AL; Selma, AL)*
*=hosted by E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center and University Housing
Click here to register for Alternative Spring Break.
Are you a Kent State faculty member or staff member, or a Kent State student who has participated in previous Alternative Break experiences, and interested in leading one of these experiences? Apply now to serve as a trip leader here!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.