Alternative Break Application Deadline

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 11:59 PM
MasonAbroad Portal

If you are interested in participating in an Alternative Break Trip, you must complete the Alternative Breaks application and submit any additional documents to

This year we have reworked and reconsidered our Alternative Break Experiences held through SAIL. As the future of this pandemic is uncertain and ever changing, we have moved all of our Alternative Breaks to virtual/local experiences and encouraging folks to think global and act local.

We have spent the Fall semester planning for these trips and adjusting to the needs of our community partners around these following topics. We hope this can help us create meaningful, purposeful and community driven experiences in our own backyard. This shift allows us to recalibrate and ensure that what we are doing will be impactful and educational as we address critical social concerns in partnership with our neighbors and surrounding communities.

All trips will tentatively cost $25 to cover speaker costs/support our community partners providing time and energy to these experiences. 

The Changing Landscape: An Exploration on Gentrification and Immigration Policy 

It’s Not Them but Us - Turning the Tide on HIV/AIDS: Washington, DC

The Color of Justice: Racial Equity and Community Action in the DMV 

Art for Social Change

To learn more and to apply, visit the Alternative Breaks website at