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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. For more information about the medically focused service trips, visit Global Brigades.


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

GLBL 382: APPLES Global Course Guanajuato

Explore the global and local aspect of migration as you research and work with immigrants in receiving communities in North Carolina through GLBL 382 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, visit Break Away.

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. Alternative break trips are offered throughout the year. For more information, visit the website or contact Wesley Campus Ministry.