About Alternative Break Experiences
Pushing Boundaries and Creating Change
East Carolina University Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) create active citizens, leaders, and advocates for lasting social change.
We believe at East Carolina University that Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) are learning opportunities that immerse ECU community members in diverse environments that address social, economic, political, environmental, spiritual, and cultural issues through the exchange of ideas, personal reflection, critical thinking, and applications of academic concepts beyond the classroom. Alternative Break Experiences (ABE) challenge all participants to critically reflect upon their role and ability to make lasting social change in our local, regional, and global community.
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2019 ABE Application Timeline
2019 ABE Student Leader Application: November 2, 2018
2019 International ABE Application: Final Deadline – February 22, 2019
2019 Spring Alternative Break Experiences: Final Deadline – January 22, 2019
Please learn more about the 2018-2019 ABE opportunities below.