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College breaks are often thought of as a time to vacation and/or relax. At Saint Rose, students are offered the opportunity to spend their breaks doing good for those in need, or as we call it, an "alternative break".

Each trip is lead by at least one student leader who has previously experienced the trip, as well as at least one staff or faculty mentor. Limited partial scholarships are available for students in need and fund-raising support is also provided for those seeking to participate.

Recruiting for each alternative break trip happens early in the fall semester. Please contact (unless otherwise listed) for more information.

Students must apply and be selected in order to participate in the trips.

Alternative Break & Year End Options:
Washington DC: Service in our Nation’s Capital

Themes/issues: urban poverty and outcomes, housing and homelessness, faith and service
Please contact: Joan Horgan at

San Francisco: GLIDE: Homeless, hungry, and inner-city youth

Themes/issues: homelessness, cycles of poverty, public housing

New Orleans: Hurricane Katrina Reconstruction

Themes/issues: disaster response, economic injustice, climate change, public policy

Guatemala: International Service Trip

Themes/issues: poverty, materialism and consumerism, Latin American culture
Please contact: John Dion at