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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Connect. Take Action. Create Change.

 

 

2019 ABE Application Timeline

2019 ABE Student Leader Application: November 2, 2018

2019 International ABE Application: Priority Deadline is October 29, 2018 /Final Deadline is November 16, 2018

2019 Spring Alternative Break Experiences: Priority Deadline – December 3, 2018

Please learn more about the 2018-2019 ABE opportunities below.

Leadership is a relational process of inspiring, empowering and influencing positive change.