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Branch Out Alternative Breaks

Active citizens in partnership for positive change

In a Branch Out alternative break, you can join with a group of students during fall, winter, or spring break to work in partnership with host organizations on community-driven goals, focused on a particular social justice topic. 

Currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join one of our teams that travel during fall, winter, and spring breaks. 

Please note that during the COVID-19 pandemic, all breaks are alternative alternative breaks, and fully remote, and there is no cost to participate.

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Participant Responsibilities
  • Before the trip: Participants attend all pre-trip meetings with their team and complete any assignments or tasks assigned by their site leaders. 
  • During the trip: Participants take part in strong, direct service to the best of their ability, and engage in daily reflection conversations with their team. Participants abide by all William & Mary and Branch Out policies, including our commitment to abstaining from alcohol and drug use during breaks. 
  • After the trip: Participants attend Branch Out’s reorientation dinner with their team, join team reorientation efforts, and develop their own post-break action and reorientation plans.