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

Alternative Spring Break Scholarships

There are two application links below for scholarship opportunities for Beyond Bama trips. There is a scholarship application for Pell Grant Eligible students and a scholarship application for BSU members. The deadline to apply to these scholarships is Wednesday, January 23rd at 5:00 pm.

BSU Student Scholarship

Pell Grant Eligible


  • 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



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