Engagement Details

Alternative Break


What to Expect

Take a break from the books to give back. Connect with new friends as you work together in a small group to help lift a community in need. Recent destinations have included Asheville, North Carolina (food insecurity), and Panama City, Florida (shelter access and disaster relief).

This engagement qualifies for these special designations:

  • GLD-Community Service
  • Option to appear on USC Experience extended transcript

Term: Fall 2024



Time Commitment: 16 - 29 hours
Who Can Participate: Open - any student can participate (no required credentials, such as GPA, hours earned)
Minimum Credit Hours: No requirements for credit hours or years completed
Minimum GPA:  No requirements for credit hours or years completed
Other Requirements No additional requirements


Engagement Benefits

How expectations are communicated:
Advertising materials
Group orientation / class session(s)

Learning activities:
Community service / civic engagement
Connecting with others

Knowledge or skills developed:
Civic knowledge and engagement

Who you will work with:
Student(s) on this campus
External agency (employer, college, school, community agency)

Who will communicate feedback and how:
Informal feedback only

Reflection expectations:
Group / class session(s) with peer educator


Additional Information

Alternative Break