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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 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.

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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Assistant Team Leaders:
Abby Greenwell
Ali Dibartolomeo
Arianna Hertzson
Beau Schaeffer
Blake Noud
Dustin Smith
Fredericka Brinkley
Ian Kotz
Jake Howell
Janet Ruppert
Joline Hartheimer
Maddie Tatro
Maggie Holmes
Malik Seals
Maite Rodriguez
Sarah Callaby
Teryn Shipman
Tess Moriarty