Additional Break Programs

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Extended Disaster Relief

Extended Disaster Relief was formed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and has taken 15 successful relief trips down to the Gulf Coast and Tennessee. Trips are offered every academic break (fall, Thanksgiving, winter, spring, May).

Habitat for Humanity

Apply to join a fall, spring or summer break work-trip to build houses in the US and abroad. Visit their website for more information.


The NC Hillel Foundation offers alternative breaks during winter and spring break each year. Visit their website for more information.

HOPE (Homeless Outreach Poverty Eradication)

The HOPE Alternative Fall Break was developed through a collaboration between APPLES and the HOPE committee through the Campus Y and is now fully coordinated by HOPE. This four-day fall break experience allows students the opportunity to learn about the challenges of homelessness and poverty faced by many communities. Contact for more information, or visit their website.

INTS 390: Latin American Perspectives

Explore the global and local aspect of migration as you research and work with immigrants in receiving communities in North Carolina and spend spring break in immigrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico. Sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. For more information, contact Hannah Gill.

Newman Center

The Newman Center is the Catholic Campus Ministry at UNC. Multiple alternative break trips are offered both in the fall and spring.

Wesley Foundation

The Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist organization, offers intentional programs to serve students in their first four years of higher education. An alternative spring break trip is offered each year, and is connected to a one-credit hour course.