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Alternative Spring Break Trips – Spring 2018

Volunteer with Projects Abroad for an Alternative Spring Break experience.

Our Alternative Spring Break Trips are ideal for college students interested in making the most of their spring break by volunteering abroad. We offer more than a dozen different projects and each one combines travel and adventure with multiple opportunities for personal and professional growth. Most of the projects are also a great way to give back to the local community.

All Alternative Spring Break Trips with Projects Abroad are:

  • 1-week long
  • Scheduled to coincide with major university spring breaks
  • Mostly located in nearby countries (to help you avoid jet lag for your short time abroad)
  • Programs that have the same benefits as our standard projects, such as food, accommodation, and insurance

Projects Abroad Alternative Spring Break volunteer reads to local Costa Rican children.

On each Alternative Spring Break Trip, you will work alongside other volunteers on a program specifically designed for spring breakers by our expert local staff. This structure ensures that you can make a difference – even in as little as a week! In addition, you will have the benefit of experiencing the local culture first-hand. Come by yourself or sign up with a group of friends.

More Alternative Spring Break options

If none of the options below fit your schedule, you can also create your own by signing up for one of our standard 1-week trips. With this option, you can choose which day you want to start and finish.

We also have options for high school students looking to volunteer over spring break. For these, please see the spring dates for our High School Specials.

The following projects are available for spring 2018:

MexicoA group of Conservation volunteers collect data for a study at a lagoon in Mexico.
Conservation Alternative Spring Break
Live at a camp on the Pacific coast of Mexico for your Spring Break. As a conservation volunteer, you will be based in a town called Cuyutlan in the state of Colima, where you will protect endangered Olive Ridley turtles and their nests from predators, development and poachers.
  • Sunday February 18th 2018 - Saturday February 24th 2018
  • Sunday February 25th 2018 - Saturday March 3rd 2018
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
PeruA Conservation volunteer travels across a treetop walkway during his Spring Break in the Amazon, Peru.
Conservation Alternative Spring Break
Join our team at the Taricaya Ecological Reserve in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, Peru, to make the most of your Spring Break by helping with efforts to protect endangered plant and animal species.
  • Sunday February 18th 2018 - Saturday February 24th 2018
  • Sunday February 25th 2018 - Saturday March 3rd 2018
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018
MexicoAn International Development intern has a discussion with a local colleague in Mexico during his volunteer project.
International Development Alternative Spring Break
Volunteer in Mexico during your Spring Break to gain meaningful International Development experience working as an intern alongside an NGO in Guadalajara. There are various NGOs that you can choose to work with, such as Amnesty International.
  • Sunday March 4th 2018 - Saturday March 10th 2018
  • Sunday March 11th 2018 - Saturday March 17th 2018
  • Sunday March 18th 2018 - Saturday March 24th 2018

For more information on our Alternative Spring Break Trips, please tune in to one of our upcoming Alternative Spring Break webinars, interactive online presentations by US and Canadian staff.

You can also view a previously recorded Alternative Spring Break webinar:

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