Do you want to participate in a community-based project during GGC's spring break?

Spend a week learning about and addressing a community issue and reflect on your experience through daily activities like journaling, video diaries and group discussions.

  • Enhance your knowledge of social issues.
  • Gain new perspectives by learning about others’ lived experiences.
  • Apply problem-solving and critical-thinking skills.
  • Understand your role as a change agent in our society.

The Alternative Service Break program empowers individuals through intentional service, personal growth, leadership and genuine human connection. The program also prioritizes allyship with community partners so that participants gain a deeper understanding the world's social issues that inspires them as more empathetic and socially active individuals.

Past Travels and Activities

Washington, DC, 2020: focused on the intersections of poverty, gentrification and racial justice
New Orleans, Louisiana 2019: focused on housing insecurity 
Orlando, Florida 2018: focused on sustainability and human care 

Make a Difference

Each Alternative Service Break trip takes place during GGC's spring break. View the academic calendar

For more information or questions about the Alternative Service Break program, how to get involved or how to serve as a student trip leader, email