Beyond Bama: Alternative Breaks organizes trips for the UA students during university breaks. When students participate in Beyond Bama, they get the chance to travel to communities domestically and abroad as they engage in service and experiential learning.

These short-term service trips provide an all-inclusive experience for students while providing education on issues such as literacy, poverty, culture, hunger, homelessness, and the environment.

Upcoming Trips

Information about trips during the 2023-2024 academic year will be updated soon.

Beyond Bama Chaperones

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 contact CJ Parmer, Assistant Director of Leadership programming,