Alternative Breaks

Alternative Breaks allow students the opportunity to volunteer and travel, and provide a more fulfilling and self-enriching experience during breaks from classes. Students are able to travel to a variety of international, national and local sites, each with a different mission. Every Alternative Break provides a new and exciting task, no two trips are the same.

Trips vary in duties and responsibilities as well as in length of stay. Trips during the spring and winter breaks are a week in duration.

Spring 2018 Alternative Breaks

Habitat for Humanity: Florence, Alabama ($150)
Arise: Oswego, New York ($35)
American Hiking Society: Pocahontas State Park, VA ($150)
Operation Northern Comfort: Houston, Texas ($300)
Outreach360 in the Dominican Republic ($1,300- includes flight cost)

Cost

Our cost is all inclusive for our Alternative Breaks trip including; travel, food, and stay. 

Group information sessions

Students interested in Alternative Breaks must attend a group information prior to being selected.

Dates

Monday, November 13, 2pm in 143 Marano Campus Center
Tuesday, November 14, 11am, 143 Marano Campus Center
Wednesday, November 15, 2pm in 141 Marano Campus Center (Houston trip only)
Thursday, November 16, 3pm, 143 Marano Campus Center
Friday, November 17, 9am, 143 Marano Campus Center

Sign up

If interested in applying for the limited spots left for the spring 2018 Alternative Break, please contact service@oswego.edu with an application attached. A $25 nonrefundable deposit (cash or check made out to Auxiliary Services) is due with your application. This $25 will be put towards the above trip fee once you have been assigned to a trip. If you are not assigned to a trip you will receive your deposit back.

Application

Past trips

Spring 2017

  • Detroit, Michigan- Cass Community Social Services
  • Waterloo, Iowa- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Florence, Alabama- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Nicaragua - Outreach360

Winter 2017

  • New Orleans, Louisiana- Project Lazarus
  • Elizabethtown, Kentucky- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Omaha, Nebraska- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Memphis, Tennessee- Hope House

Spring 2016

  • Detroit, Michigan- Cass Community Social Services
  • Pittsboro, North Carolina- Carolina Tiger Rescue
  • Florence, Alabama- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Meridian, Mississippi- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Waterloo, Iowa- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Bridgeton, New Jersey - Headstart
  • Dominican Republic- Outreach360

Winter 2016

  • Omaha, Nebraska- Habitat for Humanity 
  • New Orleans, Louisiana- Project Lazarus
  • Elizabethtown, Kentucky- Habitat for Humanity 

Spring 2015

  • Waterloo, Iowa- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Bridgeton, New Jersey - Headstart
  • Meridian, Mississippi- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Florence, Alabama- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Pittsboro, North Carolina- Carolina Tiger Rescue
  • Detroit, Michigan- Cass Community Social Services
  • Dominican Republic- Outreach360

Winter 2015

  • Bridgeton, New Jersey - Headstart
  • Omaha, Nebraska- Habitat for Humanity 
  • New Orleans, Louisiana- Project Lazarus
  • Elizabethtown, Kentucky- Habitat for Humanity 

Spring 2014

  • Waterloo, Iowa- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Bridgeton, New Jersey - Headstart
  • Dominican Republic - Outreach 360
  • El Salvador- Fuller Center for Housing 

Winter 2014

  • Omaha, Nebraska- Habitat for Humanity 
  • Bridgeton, New Jersey - Headstart
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey- Fuller Center for Housing

Spring 2012

  • Dominican Republic - Outreach 360
  • Bridgeton, New Jersey - Headstart
  • Pittsboro, North Carolina - Carolina Tiger Rescue
  • Florence, Alabama - Habitat for Humanity
  • Waterloo, Iowa - Habitat for Humanity
  • Operation Southern Comfort - Ongoing Hurricane Katrina Relief Effor