Alternative Breaks

Do something more with your break! The Cal Lutheran Alternative Breaks Program is an exciting way to spend a week serving and learning with the communities we visit.

Our trips offer hands-on service as well as time for reflection and discussion, alongside time to rest, re-charge and recreate. We are to be of service as the local community needs us, rather than imposing what we think the community needs. Civic Engagement is at the center of our consciousness: we go to learn about our role in our global society and the related social justice issues through providing lasting and sustainable service projects to the community. Our goal is to both learn about and provide for the community.

2018-2019 Alternative Break Interest Meetings

Sept. 25th - 7PM Nygreen 1

Oct. 4th - 5PM Student Union Kingsmen Room

Oct. 9th - 5PM Nygreen 1

Oct. 17th - 7PM Student Union Kingsmen Room


Student Trip Leader Application

General Application

Deadlines (for BOTH Winter and Spring trips)

Student Trip Leader Application - October 19th

General Application - November 2nd

** All applications should be submitted to the Community Service Center located in the Student Life office. Electronic copies will not be accepted.

Alternative Winter Break

During the last week of winter break, we travel elsewhere in the US to make a difference in another community.

Alternative Winter Break

Alternative Spring Break

Our oppportunity to spend spring break in another area of the world, learning about their culture, social justice issues, and providing service to the community that will last beyond our time there.

Alternative Spring Break


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