Alternative Breaks

All of us cleaning up microplastic and trash.

Our trip to help clean up Curacao

By Stephanie Martinez, junior business administration and finance major Bon bini na Korsou! Or Welcome to Curacao! This Alternative Break […]

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Medical student returns from mission trip to Guatemala

  Bhupaul Ramsuchit, a second-year medical student at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, chose to spend part of his summer […]

aB Selma, Alabama: Footsteps of history

aB Selma, Alabama: Footsteps of history

During spring break, Alternative Breaks (aB) sent students on 21 trips to varying locations from Nicaragua and Dominican Republic, to […]

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HWCOM medical students who will be going on the Haiti medical mission trip

Haitian med students plan spring break medical mission trip to Haiti

Spring break is generally associated with vacationing  in a tropical, picturesque playground, but a group of FIU medical students will […]

aB Guatemala: ‘An incredible and humbling experience’

aB Guatemala: ‘An incredible and humbling experience’

Six members of the university community are spending their Spring Break in Guatemala as part of FIU alternative Breaks. They will […]

aB Guatemala: Last day in San Juan Comalapa

aB Guatemala: Last day in San Juan Comalapa

Six members of the university community are spending their Spring Break in Guatemala as part of FIU alternative Breaks. They will […]

aB Guatemala: English class

aB Guatemala: English class

Six members of the university community are spending their Spring Break in Guatemala as part of FIU alternative Breaks. They will […]

aB Guatemala: ‘Permanent impact’

aB Guatemala: ‘Permanent impact’

Six members of the university community are spending their Spring Break in Guatemala as part of FIU alternative Breaks. They will […]

aB Guatemala: ‘The adventure begins’

aB Guatemala: ‘The adventure begins’

Six members of the university community are spending their Spring Break in Guatemala as part of FIU alternative Breaks. They will […]

aB Guatemala: The journey begins

aB Guatemala: The journey begins

Six members of the university community are spending their Spring Break in Guatemala as part of FIU alternative Breaks. They will […]

aB South Africa: ‘Speechless’

aB South Africa: ‘Speechless’

Twenty-four hours and three connecting flights later, our team is finally home. Being immersed in such a beautiful and unique […]

aB South Africa: ‘Welcoming arms and loving hearts’

aB South Africa: ‘Welcoming arms and loving hearts’

“The beauty of a country lies within the people,” explained Alexander, a volunteer from an organization linked with the clinic […]

aB South Africa: ‘Every day during this trip has been memorable’

aB South Africa: ‘Every day during this trip has been memorable’

Every day during this trip has been memorable. Today was extra special because we were able to share our mission […]

aB South Africa: ‘I write this post with tears falling down my face’

aB South Africa: ‘I write this post with tears falling down my face’

Nine members of the university community made FIU alternative Breaks history April 30, 2013, when they departed for South Africa to work […]

aB South Africa: ‘I faced the Bunny Chow. And I lost’

aB South Africa: ‘I faced the Bunny Chow. And I lost’

Nine members of the university community made FIU alternative Breaks history April 30, 2013, when they departed for South Africa […]