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Alternative Breaks

Community Service Programs

Alternative Breaks


Each year, East Tennessee State University offers student led and developed service breaks to locations in the United States. Each AB Experience typically consists of 8 student participants, two student co-leaders and a faculty or staff-learning partner. Most breaks take place during the spring break period. However, we are hoping to offer this opportunity during various ETSU academic breaks (Fall, Winter, Summer) in the future. While working with multiple community service partners,  East Tennessee State University's Alternative Break Program trains and immerses students in a purposeful service experience designed to connect fellow Buccaneer students and community members while enhancing personal growth, mutual awareness and life-long learning.
Alternative Breaks provides accessible, quality service opportunities, education about social issues, and exposure to diverse cultures and communities to promote the active citizenship of ETSU students.

If you have any questions or would like to become a member of Alternative Breaks, please contact

Alternative Spring Break

March 14 – 21, 2020

Mark your calendars!

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