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Alternative Break Programs

The University of Tennessee has held Alternative Break community service trips for students since 1993. During these trips, students travel in groups to new areas where they collaborate with local service agencies to meet specific community needs. Each trip is centered around a service theme that helps students gain a well-rounded perspective of a specific social issue. Students participate in pre-trip meetings and educational opportunities, meaningful reflections throughout the trip, a pre- or post-trip service project that connects the experience back to the Knoxville community, and a reorientation event after the trip.

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Division of Student Life