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!  


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.  


2021-2022 Trips  

Spring Break 2022 (March 19-26) – APPLY HERE

Just Around the Riverbend: Restoring Waterways in Memphis, TN

On this trip, participants will be working with the community partner Living Lands and Waters. The mission of Living Lands and Waters is to “aid in the protection, preservation, and restoration of the natural environment of the nations’ major rivers and their watersheds.” On this trip, participants will assist this organization in Memphis, Tennessee to help restore McKellar Lake.


Trip Fee: $250 – this includes lodging, transportation and service fees as well as breakfasts and lunches. Students will be responsible for travel meals and most dinners.


Beyond Politics: Exploring Food Insecurity in our Nation’s Capital

Participants will work with Bread for the City and Martha's Table on their efforts to end food insecurity in D.C. Bread for the City provides an abundance of services to the local D.C. community in an effort to eradicate poverty. Martha’s table is a community-organized effort to increase access to healthy food for local residents. Participants will work with both agencies on a variety of projects to aid their mission.


Trip Fee: $300 – this includes lodging, transportation and service fees as well as most meals. Students will be responsible for travel meals.