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.
Open road pointing towards a Beyond Bama sign

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.

Chaperone Interest Form

https://universityofalabama.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5ojdigNkO1l1YK9

Alternative Spring Break Scholarships

Scholarships applications for Spring Break have closed, but keep an eye out for next semester’s app!

Leadership

  • 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

Trips

SPRING

  • Crayons to Computers – Cincinnati, OH
  • FIMRC – Costa Rica
  • FIMRC -Dominican Republic
  • Habitat for Humanity – Guin, AL
  • United Saints Recovery Project – New Orleans, LA
  • Hope Disaster Recovery – Houston, TX
  • Ronald McDonald House/ United Global Outreach – Orlando, FL
  • Rural Ministries – Tuskegee, AL

Contact Beyond Bama

beyondbama@sa.ua.edu

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