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Apply for Alternative Breaks




Before applying for Alternative Breaks, please consider the following minimum requirements:

  • Alternative Breaks participants, including Trip Leaders, are required to attend mandatory events, including team meetings and other events and activities.
  • Alternative Breaks participants are required to follow all AB and Illinois State policies before, during, and after their trip.
  • Alternative Breaks participants are required to abide by the Alternative Breaks Zero Tolerance Alcohol and Drug Policy.
  • Alternative Breaks participants must be in good standing with the University.  
  • Alternative Breaks participants will occasionally be asked to participate in surveys and evaluations.
  • Those participating in Alternative Breaks will be required to fund their trips.
  • Applications will not be accepted without full completion.
  • A non-refundable $5 application fee is required.


Alternative Breaks Executive Board

Undergraduate Students

Alternative Break Executive Board applications for 2014-2015 are now closed.


Alternative Summer Break

Undergraduate Students

Alternative Summer Break 2014 participant applications are now closed. We will be traveling to Ghana in mid-late May, 2014. Cost of this trip is $2200. You will be given the opportunity to add-on a cultural experience for an additional fee.

We are now in the midst of planning our 2015 trip to Ghana. Students graduating in May 2015 or before are NOT eligible to apply. Applications are now being accepted, apply here.

**Students will only be allowed to participate in ASuB one time during their ISU career in order for more students to be able to enjoy this experience

Trip Leaders


Trip Leaders applications for ASuB 2015 are available here.


Trip Advisors

Trip Advisor applications are now closed.

Alternative Spring Break

Undergraduate Students

Alternative Spring Break 2015 participant applications will be available starting August 2014.

Trip Leaders


Trip Leaders applications for ASB 2014-2015 are available here.


Trip Advisors

Trip Advisors applications are now closed.

Trip Advisor applications for ASB 2015 will be available starting October 2014.

Alternative Winter Break

Undergraduate Students

Alternative Winter Break 2014-2015 applications are now available. Please apply here. 

Trip Leaders

Trip Leaders applications for AWB 2014-2015 are available here.

Trip Advisors

AWB - Domestic trip needs three Trip Advisors and one must be a full time staff or faculty member. Graduate Assistants are welcome to apply, however graduate students without an assistantship are ineligible.

AWB - International trip needs two Trip Advisors and both must be full time faculty or staff members.  If you are interested in service as a trip advisor, please email Ben Wright.


Club AB

Anyone is welcome to join this group committed to local service projects, and one regional weekend trip per semester. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, please email Annie Weaver. We are in need of one unit leader.

Club AB will be making four trips to Washington, IL to assist in the Tornado Relief. Trips will occur on: January 25, February 15, March 22 and April 26. All trips are 8:30am to 7pm. To apply, click here. Don't forget to pay your $5 application fee at the Braden Box Office to be considered!


Alternative Break Fee Waivers

AB Free Waiver Applications for 2013-2014 are now closed.


Leadership and Service

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Campus Box 3090
Normal, IL 61790-3090
Phone: (309) 438-7346
TDD (309) 438- 2762
Facsimile: (309) 438-3147

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