Alternative Break


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We host domestic and international Alternative Break service immersion trips where students can learn, serve and reflect.In recent years, students have explored cultural preservation through drum circles of the Quileute Tribe in La Push, Washington, helped build sustainable and affordable housing in North Carolina, and actively engaged in conservation through education in Zakynthos, Greece.

We are happy to announce that the
2024 Greece Maymester Alternative Break application is now open!
Applications are due by Friday, December 15, 2023. 
Click here for the application.

Alternative Break is a national program that empowers students to progress from members of their community to active citizens through education, direct service and reflection that focuses on social issues. It’s a dynamic experiential learning opportunity that provides students with avenues of self-discovery and social awareness through service, collaborative group activities, travel and cultural exchange.

Alternative Break at the College follows guidelines set forth by Break Away®, a national nonprofit organization, which provides a curriculum and network for over 100 affiliate schools and more than 400 nonprofit community partners.

No matter the destination, our Alternative Break students share common goals - to broaden the scope of their College of Charleston experience and gain a lifelong passion for civic engagement.

Visit The College Today to read more about the Alternative Break experience at CofC, and click here to read specifically about our 2023 Alternative Break Maymester experience in Zakynthos.

Visit, call or email us today to learn more about Alternative Break and how the CCE helps students do well by doing good.

Center for Civic Engagement
Lightsey Center
160 Calhoun Street, Suite 203
Charleston, SC   29401


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