Center for Civic Engagement

Alternative Breaks

Partner with local community organizations on service-based trips that provide an opportunity to deepen your awareness and understanding of a variety of social justice issues and address those needs. Past trips have focused on sustainable housing in Appalachia, disaster relief work in Texas, community development in Costa Rica, educational equity and healthcare in England, therapeutic horseback riding in Pennsylvania and socio-economic development in Ecuador.

Information about 2019-2020 trips coming soon!

2018 - 2019 Trips

Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Grantville, PA, Fall Reading Days*
Community Development, Costa Rica, January Break
Hurricane Relief, Gulf Coast TX, January Break
Socio-Economic Awareness, Ecuador, Spring Break
Elder Healthcare, Ecuador, Spring Break
Appalachia Service Project, West Virginia, Spring Break
Jennifer L. Canning

Jennifer L. Canning

Program Manager in Center for Civic Engagement
Golisano Academic Center 166
Emily Marchese

Emily Marchese

Assistant Director of Global Experiential Learning in Internship Program
Assistant Director in Internship Programs in Center for Life's Work
Golisano Academic Center 109

Alternative Breaks satisfy the Experiential Learning (EL) Core requirement!*

Naz Volunteers

    Naz students working with the Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community in Fonda, NY.
    Naz students in West Virginia, working with the Southern Appalachian Law School.

    Resources for Other Short-term Trips

    Solidarity and Social Justice Retreats through the Center for Spirituality

    International Programs through the Center for International Education

    Experiential Learning

    Some short-term opportunities are an approved pathway for Experiential Learning, which is one component of the Uncommon Core at Naz.

    Proud member of Break Away, national nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs.