Alternative Break Program (ABP)

Supported by the Student Activity Fee, ASPCC provides students with an opportunity to travel in country and participate in service learning and civic engagement trips for a subsidized fee.

Transform – Learn – Lead

All applicants need to be in good standing with the college, complete 10 hours of service, provide the appropriate financial contribution, attend all pre and post trip trainings and orientations, be enrolled in at least 6 credits and possess a GPA of 2.5.


Bright Students! Big Voices! – Alternative Break Spring Break 2019

Experience the vibrancy of two large eastern US cities while engaging in an opportunity to influence lawmakers who legislate ideas that impact students. Participating in this week long journey is transformative and jam-packed full of learning opportunities. The agenda will include lobbying, seeing the highlights of Washington DC, and spending time in NYC studying immigration by visiting Ellis Island, the Tenement Museum, 9/11 Museum and more. This is an amazing opportunity but be warned – the accommodations are hostels, the ground transportation is via subways and walking, and the food is communal. There is some free time is incorporated into the agenda, but you are committed to a group travel experience, not one of your own making.

  • Location: New York City and Washington DC
  • Dates: March 23 – March 30, 2019
  • Application Due: Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Cost: $400 per student

Mandatory Meetings for all DC/NYC participants

January 18, 1-3PM TBA
February 15, 1-3PM TBA
March 15, 1-3PM TBA


Applications are now closed.



Staff/Faculty Partners

This year we are also taking applications for Alternative Break Staff, Faculty or Administrator Partners. The Alternative Break Staff/Faculty Partner is an individual who assists, supports, and empowers the students through the duration of planning and implementation of a volunteer trip which takes place during the year. Download and fill out the staff/faculty partner form and return by the deadline for consideration.