Beyond Bama: Alternative Breaks organizes trips for the UA student body during Fall, Winter, and Spring breaks. Alternative Break trips allow students to travel to communities in parts of the country and the world, and engage in service and experiential learning during university breaks. These short-term service trips provide an all-inclusive experience for students while providing a learning experience on issues such as literacy, poverty, culture, hunger, homelessness, and the environment. These trips are fundamentally life-changing for the students and those served.
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Transferable Skills

By participating in a Beyond Bama: Alternative Breaks program, students gain exposure to outside communities; gain interview skills through our application process; gain coaching on individual strengths; and engage in team work/group dynamics.

Identifying your transferable skills and understanding their value to employers will increase your effectiveness in the job search.

Upcoming Trips

All Beyond Bama trips are online application based. If you have any questions about our application process, feel free to stop by the Center for Service and Leadership within the Ferguson Center in Suite 1100.  The below prices are all inclusive.

At Beyond Bama, we never want cost to come in the way of service. As such, we invite you to apply for the UA Away- Serve Away scholarship here. This scholarship helps to provide students the opportunity to volunteer for service projects, often related to their fields of study or career goals, which expose them to issues related to poverty, hunger, and lack of educational resources, and expose them to new cultures and regions. Please apply no later than October 19th, 2018 in order to be considered for our upcoming Spring Break service trips.


  • Abby Greenwell – Team Leader
  • Blake Noud – Team Leader
  • Ali Dibartolomeo – Chair of Community Partner Relations
  • Hannah Arendsen – Chair of Domestic Operations
  • Joline Hartheimer – Chair of Team Development
  • Logan Fenhouse – Chair of International Operations
  • Samantha Richards – Chair of Marketing and Outreach
  • Ryan Devey
  • Abigail Steele
  • Allysa Rapadas
  • Amanda Dorris
  • Avery Govan
  • Courtney Zotaj
  • Dalton Grainger
  • Emma Sanders
  • Jalisa Rawlinson
  • Jinlin (Lin) An
  • Mercedes Taylor
  • Michael Bruno
  • Taryn Johnson
  • Taylor Lee
  • Teryn Shipman



  • Safe Place – Florence, AL – FULL
  • Alabama Rural Ministries – Tuskegee, AL – FULL
  • HERO – Greensboro, AL – FULL
  • Habitat for Humanity – Guin, AL – FULL
  • Serve 901 – Memphis, TN – FULL
  • All Hands and Hearts – Houston, TX – FULL
  • Operation Blessing – Panama City, FL



  • Give Kids the World – Orlando, FL – FULL
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital & Women and Children First – Little Rock, AR
  • Wine to Water – Dominican Republic – FULL
  • Foundation of International Medical Relief for Children – Dominican Republic

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