Oregon's alternative break trips
Check out what students from Oregon students are accomplishing on their alternative breaks!
The Concordia University Service Leadership office helps students organize alternative break trips. During the 2012-13 school year, students went on a Fall Urban Experience in downtown Portland, to New Orleans and San Francisco during spring break, and to Haiti over the summer break.
Lewis & Clark College
Lewis and Clark's alternative break trips are student-led. To help students plan these trips, the Center for Career and Community Engagement has developed a grant proposal process and funding agreement.
Linfield College's alternative breaks focus on lower-cost options in neighboring Washington state.
Marylhurst's spring break trip to Jonestown, Mississippi is part of a 3-credit course.
Oregon State University
OSU's alternative break program "enables students to immerse themselves in a new and different community to learn its historical, sociological, cultural and/or political background."
Oregon Institute of Technology
OIT's alternative breaks include trips for spring and summer!
Watch a video about Pacific University's alternative spring break trip to San Francisco.
Portland State University
PSU's trips are organized by students in the Student Leaders for Service (SLS) department.
The alternative spring break was established after an alum of the college called students to volunteer with her in New Orleans to help with Hurricane Katrina recovery.
Southern Oregon University
SOU students work on service projects in Oregon and abroad.
University of Oregon
The Holden Center’s Alternative Breaks (AB) program at the University of Oregon enables students to engage communities locally and internationally as they learn experientially about the value of service, leadership and innovation.
University of Portland
University of Portland's trips provide students with a hands-on, close-up view of different populations and issues in Oregon, Washington, other parts of the West, and Latin America.
Warner Pacific College
Warner Pacific College developed a strong partnership with San Francisco Mission Outpost for their spring break mission trip. At Warner, an established trip program offered through the Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning allows more students to participate. Nontraditional students and first generation students often don't have the time and resources needed to plan a student-led trip.
Western Oregon University
Trips are lead by WOU students and advised by WOU faculty and staff.
The motto of Take a Break (TaB) is CJS2: Community. Justice. Service. Simplicity.
My service learning experience in Los Angeles, California was an eye-opening experience. Not only do I feel like I better understand the homeless youth community, but I feel like I better understand myself. Through my experience I came to realize the privilege I have been fortunate enough to been born into, and I was able to acknowledge and see the unfortunate situations many people find themselves in just because of bad luck or other circumstances.