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.
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.
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.
While Trip Leaders plan, organize, and lead the trip, Chaperones (or what we like to call Learning Partners) are responsible for facilitating positive discussion, holding receipts, and calling the appropriate contacts in the case of an emergency. This role offers a great opportunity to serve while learning about issues faced by other communities and connecting with students outside of the classroom. Beyond Bama welcomes all applications from UA employees, and these trips are free for Learning Partners. We would love for you to join us on an upcoming break! For more information, please complete this interest form.
Students can apply for a Serve Away Scholarship for students that 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. Scholarships applications can be made through UA Away. Apply for this scholarship today!
This scholarship is meant for Pell Grant eligible students who are in need of financial assistance in order to participate in a Beyond Bama Alternative Break Service Trip. Those who receive this scholarship will have demonstrated outstanding commitment to service and the five pillars of the Capstone Creed. Apply for this scholarship today!
This scholarship is meant for BSU members who are in need of financial assistance in order to participate in a Beyond Bama Alternative Break Service Trip. Those who receive this scholarship will have demonstrated outstanding commitment to service, the BSU, and the five pillars of the Capstone Creed. Apply for this scholarship today!