AUBURN, Ala. --  Auburn University's Alternative Student Breaks Program began in the Office of Student Involvement in 2008.

This program allows students to go on trips to partake in community service through various programs with other Auburn students. During academic breaks, Auburn students have the opportunity to travel domestically or internationally with ASB to perform different types of community service all over the world. 

The mission, according to their website pages, is to, "Engage Auburn University students in an affordable, substance free experiential service learning project that encourages an understanding of pressing social issues in a significant way."

Auburn junior Caroline Stark went to Greenville, South Carolina during winter break in 2018 to volunteer at Greenville Free Medical Clinic with ASB.

“I experienced a side of healthcare that I had never seen before,” Stark said. “Going on this trip allowed me to gain something beyond another bullet point to add on my resume for admissions committees.” 

This year during spring break, Alternative Student Breaks will be hosting five domestic trips and one international trip – North Carolina, Texas, California, Tennessee, Florida, and the Dominican Republic. 

Students can find ASB applications for upcoming trips on AU Involve.