EKU Alternative Break Program

The mission of the Alternative Break Program is to provide opportunities for students to develop into engaged and mindful citizens who think about, and engage in service, to meet unmet needs in their host communities. The EKU Alternative Break Program places teams of students in communities across the United States and the world to engage in volunteer service and experiential learning. An EKU Alternative Break trip is an immersion experience in the community – students will experience different cultural, environmental, and socioeconomic backgrounds. While meeting identified communities needs through service, students will learn about the social and cultural issues facing the host communities.

AB Participant Commitments

Each ASB participant agrees to:

  • Attend all mandatory pre-trip meetings and trainings
  • Fully participate in all volunteer activities, approximately 35 hours per work week
  • Fully participate in all applied learning experiences facilitated by accompanying faculty/staff
  • Complete a post-AB trip evaluation
  • Abide by EKU Alternative Break Code of Conduct
    Represent the ASB Program, and Eastern Kentucky University by acting responsibly, respectfully and professionally in all places, with all people, at all times

Participant's reflection on ASB