Additional Break Programs

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Carolina Women’s Center

The Carolina Women’s Center offers both fall and spring alternative break programs.  Participants serve with  rape crisis centers and explore focuses relating to the center’s mission.

Global brigades

The UNC Chapter of Global Brigades offers international service trips during spring break.  More information about the medically focused service trips can be found here.

Habitat for Humanity

Apply to join a spring break work-trip to build houses in Honduras. Visit their website for more information.


The NC Hillel Foundation offers alternative breaks during the spring some years. The breaks have a significant Jewish education component.  Visit their website for more information.

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.

National Break Programs

For more information on national alternative break programs, check out the Break Away website.

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 Campus Ministry

Wesley Campus Ministry, a United Methodist organization, offers programs to serve students in their first four years of higher education. An alternative spring break trip is offered each year.  International alternative summer break trips are also offered.  For more information, contact Wesley Campus Ministry.