Alternative Breaks Calendar

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 and CDC guidelines. We are actively planning to host our Alternative Break Experiences in person in Spring and Summer 2022 but will offer at least 1 virtual option and a hybrid trip experience! Visit our Alternative Break Experiences page for more information

 

Please note there are different dates and deadlines for Spring Trips and Summer Trip Experiences. To view all other upcoming events and programs, please visit: https://sail.gmu.edu/events

Spring Alternative Break Calendar 

DATE

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

TIME

LOCATION

August 15, 2021 Trip Leader Application Deadline 11:59pm 

Mason Abroad Website

Apply Now!

September 8, 2021

Alternative Breaks Open House: Information Session

1:30-2:30pm

Held both virtually and in person 

JC Room A 

September 30th 

Alternative Breaks Open House: Information Session

1:30-2:30pm

Held both virtually and in person

JC Room A 

November 1, 2021 Alternative Breaks Spring Participant Application Deadline  11:59pm

Mason Abroad Website

Apply Now!

November 4, 2021 Scholarship Applications Due for Spring Trips 11:59pm  
November 5, 2021 Alternative Breaks Program Decision Day    
November 12, 2021 Fall Orientation  4pm-6pm Merten Hall 1204 (Virtual option may be provided) 
November 19, 2021 Alternative Breaks Program Commitment Deadline 11:59pm  
December 3, 2021

First Deposit Due

$250

11:59pm Pay online through MasonAbroad Website
February 1, 2022

Second Deposit Due

11:59pm Pay online through MasonAbroad Website
 February 26, 2022 Alternative Breaks Spring Orientation 11-2pm TBD 
 March 12-19, 2022 Spring Break Trips    
March 31st, 2022 ReOrientation 4-6pm  HUB 3,4 and 5

 

Summer Alternative Break Calendar 

DATE

EVENTS/ACTIVITIES

TIME

LOCATION

August 15, 2021 Trip Leader Application Deadline 11:59pm 

Mason Abroad Website

Apply Now!

September 8, 2021

Alternative Breaks Open House: Information Session

1:30-2:30

Held both virtually and in person 

JC Room A

September 30th 

Alternative Breaks Open House: Information Session

2-3pm

Held both virtually and in person

JC Room A 

December 15, 2021 Alternative Breaks Spring Participant Application Deadline  11:59pm

Mason Abroad Website

Apply Now!

January 5th Scholarship Application due Summer Trips  11:59pm   
January 10th, 2022 Alternative Breaks Program Decision Day    
January 31, 2022 Alternative Breaks Program Commitment Deadline 11:59pm  
February 1, 2022

Initial Deposit Due 

$500 (for those traveling internationally)

11:59pm  Pay online through MasonAbroad website
February 26, 2021 Alternative Breaks  Orientation 11-2pm Held both virtually and in person 
March 11, 2022 Second deposit due  11:59pm Pay online through Mason Abroad Website 
May 6, 2022 Alternative Breaks Pre-trip Summer Orientation  2-4pm  HUB Room 3 
 May 21-31, 2022 Summer Break Trips    
June 10, 2022 ReOrientation for Summer Trips  4-6pm Virtual through Zoom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alternative Break Spotlight: Amy

Alternative Break Spotlight: Amy

Meet Amy: Trip Leader for Art for Social Change. In her own words from her previous experience as trip leader, "When I first saw SAIL’s Alternative Breaks flyer, I was surprised by the range of social issues that these trips focus on. As I was looking through the options, one particularly caught my attention: Mass Incarceration & Environmental Justice in Camden, New Jersey. As an Environmental and Sustainability Studies major with a concentration in Equity and Environmental Justice, this intersection between the environment and social justice was a perfect match for me."

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