Spring Break Programs for University Students

Discover new cultures, meet new people, and embrace meaningful travel by volunteering for spring break

Step outside your comfort zone and turn your spring break trip into a real adventure! Travel abroad on our volunteer programs to combine meaningful travel with exciting social activities.

On our Alternative Spring Break trips, you'll team up with other college students from across the US. Together, you'll do volunteer work while immersing yourself in a new culture to gain global perspectives.

Working directly with local organizations, your spring break service trip contributes to real-world change.

Choose an Alternative Spring Break Trip

Filter by:

1-3 of 4 Projects

Save $400
Conservation in the Amazon volunteers in Peru
Rainforest Conservation Spring Break in Peru
See this project
  • Price: $2,335 CAD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $480 CAD
  • Start Date: Over Spring Break
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 18 or over
Save $400
A Projects Abroad volunteer on her Spring Break Project coloring books with the children at her Childcare placement in Jamaica
Volunteer with Children for Spring Break in Jamaica
See this project
  • Price: $2,335 CAD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $480 CAD
  • Start Date: Over Spring Break
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 18 or over
Save $400
A Projects Abroad volunteer at her Spring Break Public Health placement checking the blood pressure of a local woman
Public Health Spring Break in Mexico
See this project
  • Price: $2,335 CAD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $480 CAD
  • Start Date: Over Spring Break
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 18 or over
Load More

What is an Alternative Spring Break?

Spring break is a rite of passage for many college students. But what if you want something more meaningful? Do you want to combine fun and friendship with building skills and supporting communities in need? Then you need an Alternative Spring Break.

On a Projects Abroad Alternative Spring Break trip, you will: 

  • Embark on a one-week trip during university spring break dates with fellow volunteers
  • Participate in a trusted program with many benefits, such as food, accommodation, and 24/7 staff support
  • Get first-hand experience in education, healthcare, or conservation
  • Achieve personal growth and build resume-ready skills
  • Join social activities organized by us for unique experiences and cultural insights

Through our volunteer projects, we offer the perfect balance between service work and leisure activities.

Is an Alternative Spring Break trip for college students right for me?

Would you like to travel, meet new people, and explore a new country? Are you a college student who would like to make a sustainable and ethical impact during your spring break? Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

If you answered yes to these questions, then our Alternative Spring Break service trips are perfect for you! 

These programs cover a range of fields, tailored to your passions and interests. You'll gain real-world international experience and come back with stories and new insights to share.

Our spring break programs take place in Latin America and the Caribbean, meaning you can avoid jet lag and make the most of your trip!

Choose from

Early Childhood Development in Jamaica

  • Perfect if you’re interested in working with children and learning more about their development.
  • Choose between working in schools or childcare centers.
  • Do some practical renovation work.
  • Relax and have fun on Jamaica’s sublime beaches.
  • All Spring Break Childcare service trips in schools or care centers follow our global childcare policy.

Conservation in Peru

  • For those who want to be outdoors surrounded by wildlife.
  • Work with local experts who are passionate about protecting precious ecosystems and animals.
  • Swim and hike in some of nature’s most spectacular settings.
  • Your work will follow our animal safety and well-being guidelines.

Public Health in Mexico or Peru

  • Ideal for pre-med students eager to learn about healthcare in another country.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to medicine and add experience to your resume.
  • Learn essential skills, like measuring blood pressure and sugar levels.
  • Explore ancient architecture and discover indigenous cultures.
  • All your work is supervised and follows our code of conduct for medical internships.

Short volunteering trips like our spring break programs are beneficial to local communities and the environment. Read our blog post about short-term volunteering and how we ensure you make a difference.

In Costa Rica on a spring break community service trip, a student and child play an Early Childhood Development game with a balloon.

What will I gain from a spring break service trip for college students?

We believe in helping people, the environment, and animals while traveling with like-minded people. Our spring break programs for college students give you the opportunity to do so.

An Alternative Spring Break means you can:  

  • Achieve personal growth by stepping out of your comfort zone
  • Combine meaningful travel with memorable social experiences
  • Hone skills like teamwork, communication, and time management
  • Enhance your resume and performance in job interviews
  • Network with volunteers, interns, and staff from around the world
  • Immerse yourself in a new culture, gaining insight into global issues

Our spring break opportunities for college students focus on local communities, ensuring your work creates a real-world impact.

Places are limited and go quickly — secure your Alternative Spring Break today!

Want to learn more?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom Alternative Spring Break program for you.

(+1) 917 810 4744

or email:

to start planning your project

Our accreditations