This program partners Lewis & Clark students with communities around the world to create service opportunities that are both productive and educational. The intention behind Alternative Breaks is based upon the pursuit of positive social change and social justice. These programs are initiated and led by students.
New Student Trips
Prior to Fall semester, SLS partners with New Student Orientation and College Outdoors to plan Beyond Portlandia trips. Within these trips, student leaders facilitate meaningful service and learning experiences around issues of environmental action and economic justice. Visit the College Outdoors website for more information.
Alternative Fall Break trips explore social injustices and positive social change strategies in communities close to Portland. The Fall 2014 trip will visit the Yakama Nation. Applications are available early fall term on our website. Contact us for more information!
Our unique Alternative Spring Break program utilizes a critical service-learning model built on a foundation of mutually-beneficial community-campus partnerships. ASB participants interrogate social injustice and pursue positive social change. Trip leaders are chosen in fall term. Check back for applications and let us know if you have questions.