Participating in an Alternative Break is your chance to make a difference in a part of the country or world you have never been. You'll learn about different cultures and perspectives alongside a group of dedicated and adventurous Ducks. You will engage communities as you learn firsthand about the value of service, leadership, and innovation. Each experience is crafted to meet the needs of communities and students. The trips focus on a common purpose and foster collaboration and social change. Each Alternative Break team engages in pretrip planning, preparation, and fundraising to set them up for success. During the trip, you will participate in daily reflections, leadership lessons, evening debriefs, and topical discussions; a curriculum that promotes self-awareness, global citizenship, and leadership.

Become a Trip Leader

No two Alternative Breaks are the same. Our trip leaders are the foundations for every trip and bring unique perspectives and strengths to guide participants, while learning more about their own leadership styles. As a trip leader, you will further your own leadership development through facilitating team meetings, researching and preparing materials for participants, and experiencing the trip alongside participants. You will return with marketable skills, new perspectives, and experiences that will guide your future. Think you’re up for the challenge?