Alternative Breaks: Globally Conscious Citizens

Updated: Mar 3, 2020



In order to highlight the Global Health work done through student organizations on campus, we would like to share the experiences of students who have worked with some of these on campus organizations. There are many opportunities available for students to get involved with global health around the world, abroad and locally. For our first spotlight on one of the Friends of Global Health we had the privilege of sitting down and talking to some representatives from the Alternative Breaks program at UC San Diego about how their lives changed during their service trips.


What is Alternative Breaks?


Alternative Breaks is a daughter organization of a bigger non-profit called Breakaway. It is entirely student run, with most trips using a post-grad advisor. They offer a variety of International and National trips over spri