Alternative Spring Break Experiences

Break away from your comfort zone, raise your awareness of social issues and injustices such as poverty, racism, and environmental issues. Learn to integrate justice and service into your everyday life. Trip locations are across the United States and International. Visit each trip site to learn more. 


2014-2015 Theme 

"Do It Anyway"

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, alterior motives; Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God,

It was never between you and them anyway.

-Mother Teresa


 "ABE was the best experience I have had in college. It pushed me out of my comfort zone and taught me to be more open to others and also with myself."

-Ecuador 2014 Participant