ALternative student breaks

Who We Are

Alternative Student Breaks seeks to educate Northwestern University students about specific social issues by immersing them in service-learning activities in a wide array of communities across the country.

A student-run, student-driven organization, ASB strives to encourage lifelong social action by involving, educating, and heightening students’ social awareness during their time at Northwestern.


Since its inception at Northwestern in 1994, thousands of Wildcats have taken advantage of Alternative Student Breaks trips, speakers, and events.


FUN service-learning trips Every Break
From Colorado to Florida to Kansas

Get to know fellow Wildcats, learn more about important social issues, and visit cities all across the country

September 15-21

December 15-23

March 21-29

Winter Trips


class Trip

POP Trips

Pre-Orientation Program

2019-2020 Trips

See what it's like to go on an ASB trip
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