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.
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.

Spring Break:


  • Blake Noud – Team Leader
  • Dustin Smith – Team Leader
  • Abby Greenwell
  • Ali Dibartolomeo
  • Arianna Hertzson
  • Fredericka Brinkley
  • Ian Kotz
  • Jake Howell
  • Joline Hartheimer
  • Maddie Tatro
  • Maggie Holmes
  • Malik Seals
  • Maite Rodriguez
  • Sarah Callaby
  • Megan Sitzmann
  • Tess Moriarty