Alternative Break Program 

 

What is the Alternative Break Program?  

Clemson University's Alternative Break Program provides a unique opportunity for students to join fellow Tigers to participate in service! During this experience, you will have the opportunity to learn about social issues, serve with community agencies in new communities and grow in their leadership and active citizenship. This is the perfect opportunity to make your break count, see new places and meet new friends! 

 

Who can participate in Alternative Break Program?  

Any undergraduate student enrolled at Clemson University can sign up for an Alternative Break trip! Information on how to become involved will be provided here and through our social media page! Registration is first come, first served until the spots are filled. If you have any questions please contact Meredith McDevitt.

 

When are the Alternative Break Trips?  

Traditionally, there are three alternative break trips planned within the academic year:  

  • Fall Break (5 day commitment)  
  • Winter Break (7 day commitment)  
  • Spring Break (7 day commitment)  

 

Where do you go on an Alternative Break Trip?  

Locations can vary from year to year! Previous trips have included Charleston, South Carolina;  Atlanta, Georgia; Memphis, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; The Dominican Republic, and many more.  

 

2022-2023 Trips  

Fall Break 2022 (November 5-8) – APPLY HERE

Charleston, South Carolina

On this trip, participants will be working with the community partner Sweetgrass Garden. Sweetgrass Garden “teaches the general public about sustainable methods, farming, composting, and distributing food to people in need and the organizations that serve them” On this trip, participants will assist this organization in Charleston, SC to help combat food insecurity.

 

Trip Fee: $150 – this includes lodging, transportation and service fees as well as breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Students will be responsible for travel meals.

 

Asheville, North Carolina

Participants will work with Energy Savers Network, Root Cause Farm, and RiverLink. On this trip, students will have the opportunity to assist organizations on their efforts in environmental protection in the Asheville area.

 

Trip Fee: $150 – this includes lodging, transportation and service fees as well as breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Students will be responsible for travel meals.