The Alternative Break Program at IU

IU Kelley Institute for Social Impact- Alternative Break Program. Providing service learning experiences in hopes of creating active citizens.

ABP allows students to travel to communities to engage in service relating to social issues, such as poverty, hunger, homelessness and the environment. Our trips completely immerse you into diverse environments, which enable you to experience, discuss, and understand social issues in a significant way.

Operating as usual

11/17/2021

Drivers get a 20% discount - please apply!

Drivers get a 20% discount - please apply!

11/11/2021

Apply to some of our incredible trips for life-changing experiences!

• Select spots available for Atlanta (winter), DC (spring) and South Dakota (spring)!

Apply to some of our incredible trips for life-changing experiences!

• Select spots available for Atlanta (winter), DC (spring) and South Dakota (spring)!

10/27/2021

Please apply if you would be interested in learning about prison reform in Washington DC over spring break!

Please apply if you would be interested in learning about prison reform in Washington DC over spring break!

10/27/2021

We are still in need for ONE DRIVER for our trip to New York City this Thanksgiving!

Please apply if you are interested about learning more about the social issues relating to poverty and would like to use the 20% discount!

We are still in need for ONE DRIVER for our trip to New York City this Thanksgiving!

Please apply if you are interested about learning more about the social issues relating to poverty and would like to use the 20% discount!

10/04/2021

‼️ DRIVERS NEEDED FOR SELECT TRIPS ‼️

🍀 If you will be 20 before thanksgiving, you are eligible to apply!

🍀 You still have the chance to engage with social issues globally AND get a 20% discount off the cost of your trip!

‼️ DRIVERS NEEDED FOR SELECT TRIPS ‼️

🍀 If you will be 20 before thanksgiving, you are eligible to apply!

🍀 You still have the chance to engage with social issues globally AND get a 20% discount off the cost of your trip!

10/03/2021

‼️ DRIVERS NEEDED FOR SELECT TRIPS ‼️

🍀If you are turning 21 before thanksgiving, you are eligible to apply for these trips!

🍀You will be able to engage with social issues globally while also getting a 20% discount of the cost of the trip!

‼️ DRIVERS NEEDED FOR SELECT TRIPS ‼️

🍀If you are turning 21 before thanksgiving, you are eligible to apply for these trips!

🍀You will be able to engage with social issues globally while also getting a 20% discount of the cost of the trip!

10/03/2021

‼️ PLEASE APPLY IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED! ‼️

We are still recruiting participants for our Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica trips!

‼️ PLEASE APPLY IF YOU ARE STILL INTERESTED! ‼️

We are still recruiting participants for our Florida, Mexico, and Costa Rica trips!

09/08/2021

APPLY APPLY APPLY! 📝

applications are due soon, don’t miss out on incredible leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with social impact organizations globally and nationally! 🌍

APPLY APPLY APPLY! 📝

applications are due soon, don’t miss out on incredible leadership opportunities and the chance to interact with social impact organizations globally and nationally! 🌍

08/30/2021

T-7 days to go! Please come visit us in Ballantine next Monday!

T-7 days to go! Please come visit us in Ballantine next Monday!

08/23/2021

come find us this week at the Involvement Fair and the Kelley Carnival!

come find us this week at the Involvement Fair and the Kelley Carnival!

07/29/2021

✨ MEET OUR SITE LEADER FOR THE DETROIT TRIP, JULIA MAGRINI! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
🌱 Major: Accounting
🌱 Minor: Public Finance
🌱 Fun Fact: Julia has visited 25 US States!

We are so excited to have you this year and can’t wait to see how you inspire and lead, Julia! 🤍

✨ MEET OUR SITE LEADER FOR THE DETROIT TRIP, JULIA MAGRINI! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
🌱 Major: Accounting
🌱 Minor: Public Finance
🌱 Fun Fact: Julia has visited 25 US States!

We are so excited to have you this year and can’t wait to see how you inspire and lead, Julia! 🤍

07/27/2021

✨ MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR OUR TRIP TO GREECE, RACHEL BOCKMAN! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Plymouth, IN
🌱 Majors: Accounting, Finance
🌱 Fun Fact: Rachel’s excited to lead her trip to Greece along with her co-site leader this year!

We cannot wait to see what you accomplish this year, Rachel, and we’re so glad you decided to share your passions with ABP! 🤍

✨ MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR OUR TRIP TO GREECE, RACHEL BOCKMAN! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Plymouth, IN
🌱 Majors: Accounting, Finance
🌱 Fun Fact: Rachel’s excited to lead her trip to Greece along with her co-site leader this year!

We cannot wait to see what you accomplish this year, Rachel, and we’re so glad you decided to share your passions with ABP! 🤍

07/22/2021

✨ MEET OUR SITE LEADER FOR OUR HUNGER FREE AMERICA TRIP TO NEW YORK! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Naperville, IL
🌱 Majors: Economic Consulting, Business Analytics, Information Systems
🌱 Fun Fact: Shayoni hopes to become the CEO of her own sustainably-invested company in the future!

We cannot wait to see Shayoni’s passions and drive as she leads with purpose this year! 🤍

✨ MEET OUR SITE LEADER FOR OUR HUNGER FREE AMERICA TRIP TO NEW YORK! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Naperville, IL
🌱 Majors: Economic Consulting, Business Analytics, Information Systems
🌱 Fun Fact: Shayoni hopes to become the CEO of her own sustainably-invested company in the future!

We cannot wait to see Shayoni’s passions and drive as she leads with purpose this year! 🤍

07/21/2021

Calling out to everyone who has ever been a part of ABP — we need you! Please fill out the form in our bio if you’re interested!

Calling out to everyone who has ever been a part of ABP — we need you! Please fill out the form in our bio if you’re interested!

07/20/2021

✨ MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR OUR TRIP TO GHANA, GEOVANNI ORTIZ! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
🌱 Majors: Accounting, Business Analytics
🌱 Fun Fact: Geovanni plans to join the FBI after college!

We are super excited to see what you accomplish this year, Geovanni! 🤍

✨ MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR OUR TRIP TO GHANA, GEOVANNI ORTIZ! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
🌱 Majors: Accounting, Business Analytics
🌱 Fun Fact: Geovanni plans to join the FBI after college!

We are super excited to see what you accomplish this year, Geovanni! 🤍

07/15/2021

✨ MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR OUR HUNGER FREE TRIP TO NEW YORK, DEVER KEMME NASH! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
🌱 Majors: Management, Computer Science
🌱 Fun Fact: Dever’s been to 8 national parks!

We can’t wait to see how Dever’s passion for social justice culminates into an incredible experience for all trip participants! 🤍

✨ MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR OUR HUNGER FREE TRIP TO NEW YORK, DEVER KEMME NASH! ✨

🌱 Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN
🌱 Majors: Management, Computer Science
🌱 Fun Fact: Dever’s been to 8 national parks!

We can’t wait to see how Dever’s passion for social justice culminates into an incredible experience for all trip participants! 🤍

07/13/2021

✨MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TRIP TO GREECE, MARCOS DUARTE! ✨

🌱 Hometown: South Bend, IN
🌱 Majors: International Studies, Spanish
🌱 Fun fact: Marcos loves to travel and learn about different cultures, and hopes to live in a different country someday!

Marcos is an incredible addition to the ABP team and we cannot wait to see what he accomplishes, both as a site leader and as a member of the education committee! 🤍

✨MEET THE SITE LEADER FOR THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TRIP TO GREECE, MARCOS DUARTE! ✨

🌱 Hometown: South Bend, IN
🌱 Majors: International Studies, Spanish
🌱 Fun fact: Marcos loves to travel and learn about different cultures, and hopes to live in a different country someday!

Marcos is an incredible addition to the ABP team and we cannot wait to see what he accomplishes, both as a site leader and as a member of the education committee! 🤍

06/19/2020

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela

04/28/2020

The Alternative Break Program at IU's cover photo

03/24/2020

Heads up ‼️ Our 2020-2021 Executive Board application is now LIVE! All participants, site leaders, and current exec members are invited to apply. The application will remain open until 3/30 at 11:59pm. You can review the leadership roles and current leaders on iuabp.org. Feel free to reach out to current leaders or ABP to ask any questions you may have. We can’t wait to review your application! 🌏💫 Click the link in bio to apply. (P.S. site leader applications will open on 3/30).

02/25/2020

As we gear up for our spring break trips to take off, we can’t help but reminisce on our past trips this year 💛 These photos are from our trip to Ghana where participants volunteered with @global_mamas, whose mission aims to provide sustainable livelihood for women in Ghana through producing fair trade products. The second photo showcases the Batiking process, which is how the women dye the fabrics they’re working with. We can’t wait to see what awesome experiences our spring break participants get to have! 🌞💫 #SocialImpact @ Ghana

01/08/2020

Greetings from @ircatlanta ⭐️📍 Our winter break trips are in full swing and our participants in Atlanta are having an awesome time. With the International Rescue Committee, our students are learning first hand how refugees facing incredible odds can thrive in America with the help of volunteer programs. In their free time, our participants visited the Coca Cola factory 😄✨ Keep up the great work! @ Atlanta, Georgia

11/26/2019

Today our participnts in NYC spent their day with @citymeals and @hunger_free_america followed by a stroll through Central Park 🏙❣️💫 They were able to see firsthand how hunger affects New Yorkers, which allows them to understand why this volunteer work is important both in NYC and in our local communities. Tonight they will reflect on their day and share their unique perspectives on what they saw 💭

11/26/2019

Having a great time doing some gardening with @organizationearth_gr! 💚🌞💫🌱 #sustainability @ Greece

11/26/2019

Hello from the Library of Hadrian 👋🏼 After spending the day with @organizationearth_gr our participants did some sight seeing through Greece. This week they will be focused on sustainable urban development. Stay tuned to learn more! 🌇💛📍

11/04/2019

Leader’s Retreat ✅
The Leader’s Retreat is an important day for our Site Leaders as they prepare to embark on their respective trips. They learned how to lead valuable discussions, respond to a myriad of possible situations, and create an inclusive environment. The retreat included ice breakers, breakout sessions, cultural center visits, and discussion groups. Shoutout to all of our awesome leaders and our Education Committee for making this day possible! 🌞🧡🤩🌏 @ Indiana University

10/16/2019

Calling all IU students! 💫🌎 Alternative Break Program is your chance to make a positive impact in the world by combating pressing social issues. From Microfinance to Fair Trade and Women’s Rights, ABP sends students around the globe during Thanksgiving, Winter and Spring Break to volunteer with communities in need. Apply to our rolling application to be considered immediately for our trips to Detroit, New York, Ghana, Costa Rica and Mexico, or to be placed on a waitlist for our other trips! Drivers for domestic trips (must be 21+) will receive a trip discount! Apply with the link in our bio or at iuabp.org! 👫🌟📍✈️ #bethechange @ All Over The World

10/10/2019

We had a blast seeing all of our participants together tonight 💫 YOU are the reason this organization can accomplish what it does! We hope you had fun meeting your fellow participants and site leaders! This is going to be an amazing year ☀️🌎📍🧡 @ Indiana University

10/08/2019

We can’t wait to see you tomorrow night night (10/9) for the Placement Party! 👏🏼🌟🌎 You’ll get to meet your site leaders and fellow trip participants while enjoying Baked! 🍪 See you at 7pm in CG0036 (basement of Kelley graduate side).
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In other news, our rolling app is still live! We have driver spots open (must be 21+) for our trips focused on hunger & homelessness (New York), Microfinance (Detroit), and language conservancy (South Dakota), as well as limited participant spots open for fair trade (Ghana), supporting local entrepreneurs (Mexico), and water security (Costa Rica) ☀️🏞 Click the link in our bio to apply!
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📸 1: fair trade | Ghana
📸 2: microfinance | Detroit
📸 3: hunger & homelessness | NYC
📸 4: entrepreneurship | Mexico

10/02/2019

‼️ ROLLING APP IS LIVE!
Click the link in our bio to apply for a trip waitlist ✈️ We’re also currently looking for drivers (must be 21+) for our hunger and homelessness trip to New York and our microfinance trip to Detroit. We have a limited number of spots still available for sustainable urban development in Greece and preserving natural ecosystems in Puerto Rico! Applications for Greece and Puerto Rico must be subsided by 10/7. These trips take place over Thanksgiving break. We’d love to see you on a trip! 👭👫🌟

📸 Microfinance | Detroit

09/19/2019

🗯💫 FYI: APPLICATION EXTENDED!
We’ve extended our application ONE more day! This is your chance to make a positive impact, learn about a pressing social issue, and meet some really awesome people around the world. Visit our website (iuabp.org), check your email inbox, or click the link in our bio to apply! 🌎 Application closes tomorrow (Friday, Sep 20) at 11:59 PM.

📸 1: Hunger & Homelessness | NYC
📸 2: Cultural Preservation | South Dakota

09/19/2019

🗯💫 FYI: APPLICATION EXTENDED!
We’ve extended our application ONE more day! This is your chance to make a positive impact, learn about a pressing social issue, and meet some really awesome people around the world. Visit our website (iuabp.org), check your email inbox, or click the link in our bio to apply! 🌎 Application closes tomorrow (Friday, Sep 20) at 11:59 PM.
📸 1: Hunger & Homelessness | NYC
📸 2: Cultural Preservation | South Dakota

09/11/2019

A few things things:
1. HEY to all of our new followers!
2. YAY for an awesome call out meeting! Thank you to everybody who attended. We hope our opportunities sparked your passion to serve others!
3. Our application is LIVE! It will be open until September 19 at 11:59 PM. Find the link to apply in our bio, on our website, and in your email inbox. If you’re not on our email list yet, you’ll find the link to join it in our bio too!
4. Here’s to an awesome year of being change makers! 💛🌟💫🌎

09/10/2019

💫 CALL OUT MEETING TONIGHT!
Can you guess where these pictures were taken? Join us in HH3006 at 6:45 PM to learn about where we’re going, why we’re going there and how you can make a positive impact in the world. See you there! 🌎🥳

P.S. we’ll have Baked cookies 🍪😊

08/30/2019

Come find us in Waller Courtyard until 4 PM! We’d love to talk to you about the social issues we focus on 🌍💛 and don’t forget... our call out meeting is September 10th at 6:45 PM in HH3006 💫

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