Thank you for your interest in UConn Community Outreach’s Alternative Breaks!

We seek to make trips as affordable as possible for all our participants. In line with making trips affordable to all participants, if you need additional financial assistance, please fill out this form to apply for financial assistance.

Applications are closed for trips for academic year 2021-2022.


April Weekend Trip

HIV/AIDS Awareness & Advocacy

During this service experience, participants will be working with local organizations committed to supporting those diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In addition to learning about HIV/AIDS from a scientific standpoint, there will be a focus on the social and cultural implications and broader inequities in healthcare.

Dates: April 8,2022- April 10, 2022

Group Size: up to 10 student participants, 1 student trip director, 1 staff
Participant Cost: UConn Storrs Students: $25;  Regional Campus and Graduate Students: $60

Trip Director: Sumeet Kadian

Location: New York City


Spring Breaks Trips

Civil Rights and Racial Justice

Through this service experience, participants will study civil rights issues and the effects of racial justice in various parts of the country and interact with local organizations. In the past, we have heard from and worked with Hands on Hartford, the American Red Cross, Habitat for Humanity, local food banks, and many other organizations. After enhancing our knowledge about racial justice and equality, and engaging in these service opportunities, participants will be motivated to take part in lifelong service action and advocacy.

Dates: March 13, 2022- March 19, 2022

Trip Size: up to 18 student participants, 1 student trip director, 1 staff
Participant Cost: UConn Storrs Students: $100;  Regional Campus and Graduate Students: $200

Trip Director: Jamin Importante

Location: Washington, DC


Determinants of Health

During this service experience, students will engage in direct and indirect service to understand the effects of determinants of health.  In this alternative break, we will be exploring various forms of determinants of health. 

Dates: March 13, 2022- March 19, 2022

Group Size: up to 12 student participants, 1 student trip director, 1 staff
Participant Cost: UConn Storrs Students: $80;  Regional Campus and Graduate Students: $180

Trip Director: Meghasri Shankar

Location: Boston, MA


During this service experience, participants will seek to understand food insecurity in our communities and the intersections with poverty. They will work and to learn more about food insecurity in Connecticut and become more informed members of our community.

Dates: March 13, 2022- March 19, 2022

Group Size: up to 12 student participants, 1 student trip director, 1 staff
Participant Cost:  UConn Storrs Students: $80;  Regional Campus and Graduate Students: $180

Trip Director: Kii Coker

Location: New Haven, CT and Hartford, CT


During this service experience, participants will seek to understand health access disparities, and the impact of the social determinants of health.  They will work with and learn from health and healthcare-related organizations to learn more about health inequities and become more informed members of our community.

Dates: March 13, 2022- March 19, 2022

Group Size: up to 18 student participants, 1 student trip director, 1 staff
Participant Cost: UConn Storrs Students: $90;  Regional Campus and Graduate Students: $190

Trip Director: Amisha Paul

Location: Philadelphia


Questions? Please review the Alternative Break FAQ page or contact Carl Soares, Staff Coordinator carl.soares@uconn.edu.


Current participants, please pay for your trip here: Civil Rights and Racial JusticeDeterminants of Health, Food Insecurity and Poverty, Healthcare Access and Education,  HIV/AIDS Awareness and Advocacy