Engagement Details

Alternative Break Leader


What to Expect

Find your leadership footing as you guide fellow students to complete a meaningful community service project during fall, winter or spring break. As the alternative break leader, you will organize the service trip, communicate with the sponsoring service agency, oversee students each day and manage any problems that arise during the trip.

This engagement qualifies for these special designations:

  • GLD-Professional & Civic Engagement
  • GLD-Community Service
  • Experiential Learning Opportunity
  • Option to appear on USC Experience extended transcript

Term: Fall 2024



Time Commitment: 60 - 89 hours
Who Can Participate: Any students with required credentials (such as GPA, hours earned) can participate
Minimum Credit Hours: No requirements for credit hours or years completed
Minimum GPA:  No requirements for credit hours or years completed


Engagement Benefits

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

Learning activities:
Community service / civic engagement

Knowledge or skills developed:
Critical and creative thinking
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:
Group / class session with professional staff

Reflection expectations:
Each student produces written reflection(s)
Group / class session(s) with professional staff


Additional Information

Alternative Break