Alternative Breaks at UCLA is a program within the Community Service Commission (CSC) which sends small groups of UCLA undergraduate students to communities within the United States to engage in meaningful service during their academic year breaks. Our goal is to create globally conscious active citizens through immersive student experiences that promote the values of service and community.


We offer winter and spring break trips. Students perform short term projects for community agencies and learn about issues facing those communities. Alternative Breaks provides a safe-space for you to share your thoughts, participate in dialogue, experience new food and attractions, share stories, make friends, serve the community, reflect, and take action. As a result, individuals grow as leaders while learning about social justice issues during their immersive service experience. Alternative Breaks is great for students who are passionate about social justice looking to spend their break on a productive and interactive service learning experience.

Welcome to Alternative Breaks!

Immerse yourself with fellow passionate and dedicated Bruins for a week that defies the stereotypical break. 

For more information, please check the FAQ page or feel free to contact us. To find out what past participants have to say, click here. You are strongly encouraged to like our Facebook page to stay updated on info sessions and deadlines. If you are interested in knowing more about and/or applying to specific sites, please click on the relevant links below. 

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Alternative Breaks at UCLA

405 Kerckhoff Hall

308 Westwood Plaza,
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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