Alternative breaks give students leadership opportunities

Erin McGuiness

The Office of Leadership and Community Engagement hosts several alternative break trips each semester to provide students the opportunity to get involved in the community and make a difference through their service.

“Alternative break trips allow you to experience eye-opening and immersive opportunities while helping a community or organization strengthen. All of the work we do as a team is something we can bring back to the community of Statesboro,” Sarah Oliver, alternative break site coordinator, said.

Although each alternative break trip is different, they are focused on serving a social issue through community service tasks and activities.

“Alternative break trips enrich your college experience and allow you to travel to new places while learning the importance of service,” Faith Williams, sophomore psychology major, said.

Oliver said students should consider alternative break trips because “it is a chance to build a family, find out about yourself and learn about different issues that impact parts of society near and far. Whether you like to get hands-on knowledge or do hands-on work, there is something for you on an alternative break trip.”

Domestic trips cost $150, and international trips cost $500, however, there is a scholarship offered if needed.

There are two weekend trips coming up on Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 and Nov. 4-6.

For more information, visit the website of the Office of Leadership & Community Engagement.