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    Beyond Bama: Alternative Breaks

    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 experimental learning during university holiday breaks. These short-term service trips provide an all-inclusive experience for students while providing

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    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.


    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.

    Winter Break 2016

    Greensboro, Alabama

    Spring Break 2017

    Domestic trip applications
    International trip applications

    Summer 2017


    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; & engage in team work/group dynamics.


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    Team Leaders:

    Cat Cary & Dwyer Freeman

    Assistant Team Leaders:

    Alejandra Tenorio – Nicaragua (Economic Development); Peru
    Beau Schaeffer – Nicaragua (Education); National Park
    Dustin Smith – House United; Nicaragua (Education)
    Janet Ruppert – Nicaragua (Education); New Orleans

    Joline Hartheimer – Orlando
    Laura Miles – Nicaragua (Medical); Nicaragua (Medical)
    Maggie Holmes – Guin, AL; Washington, D.C.
    Teryn Shipman – Baton Rouge; Atlanta
    Tess Moriarty – Nicaragua (Medical)