For more information on the Alternative Breaks Program at UMD and our trip,
please visit the Alternative Breaks Program website.
How much does it cost?
Through group fundraising and a partnership with Leadership and Community Service Learning Office (LCSL), as well as personal gifts and a payment plan, any student can go on the trip. The cost of the trip includes all travel, food, and housing for the entire week. The preliminary trip cost is to be determined (per participant), and more detailed cost information will be posted in the fall by LCSL. The trip balance is paid over installments in coordination with the University of Maryland Alternative Breaks Program. There is a non-refundable deposit due in late October/early November, usually at the participant kickoff meeting. You may pay any balance of your trip above the minimum payment schedule. Additional money will be needed for dinners out (approx. $30.00-$40.00) and additional sightseeing or shows you wish to visit or attend.
Who can go on the trip?
We're looking for students who are excited and eager to learn about national and local LGBTQQIA issues and meet other LGBTQA students at the University of Maryland. As with all alternative break trips, we hope that our participants will immerse themselves in the experience and bring back their knowledge and passion to the greater DC area to continue their service to these issues. You do not need prior experience or knowledge, just an open mind, commitment to service and a passion to learn!
Any currently enrolled undergraduate student may attend the trip. You do NOT need to be a first year student to come on the trip. There will only be 12 students accepted on the trip. Decisions will be made based on student applications & essays.
For more information on our trip, and Maryland's Alternative Breaks Program, please visit their website.