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

08/01/2022

Site Leader Shoutout pt. 3748392 INTRODUCING HENRY!!!🤌🤌
🌎Henry is a sophomore majoring in Management and Digital Tech Management🌎
🌎Leading: Social Entrepreneurship trip in Oaxaca, Mexico🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Cooking for his group in Beaufort, South Carolina!🌎

07/31/2022

Introducing a Site Leader new to ABP: MARRIA!!!🤘🤘
🌎Marria is a senior majoring in Sustainable Food Systems, International Studies, and East Asian Languages & Cultures🌎
🌎Leading: Urban Growth and Sustainability in Greece🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: She has not participated in ABP before but is excited for her upcoming trip!🌎

07/30/2022

The Site Leader shout outs continue! Introducing ETHAN!!!🎉🎉
🌎Ethan is a junior majoring in Information Systems🌎
🌎Leading: Water Sustainability with Xylem in Costa Rica🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Taking a walk across a long bridge in South Carolina with his trip mates after a day of folding T-shirts and installing grommets!🌎

07/29/2022

Introducing yet another Site Leader… SOPHIE!!!🥳🥳
🌎Sophie is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and International Business🌎
🌎Leading: Hunger Insecurity with Hunger Free America in New York City, New York🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Drafting a legal testimony with a returning citizen for a funding hearing in Washington, D.C.!🌎

07/28/2022

Give a warm welcome to another Site Leader… Emily!!!🤌🤌
🌎Emily is a junior majoring in Marketing🌎
🌎Leading: Hunger Insecurity with Hunger Free America in New York City, New York🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Getting to know her group throughout the week as well as all of the amazing people at their partner organization!🌎

07/27/2022

Meet Site Leader AIDEN!!!🤝🤝
🌎Aiden is a junior majoring in International Studies🌎
🌎Leading: Refugee Resettlement with the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, Georgia🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Hanging out on the beach with my team after finishing our Microfinance trip for the week!🌎

07/27/2022

Meet a new Site Leader… MEG!!!👏👏
🌎Meg is a junior majoring in Accounting and Finance🌎
🌎Leading: Refugee Resettlement with the International Rescue Committee in Atlanta, Georgia🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Learning about all the ways the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce serves their community and meeting so many amazing people in South Carolina!🌎

07/25/2022

Meet KAITLYN!!!🫶🫶
🌎Kaitlyn is a junior majoring in Environmental and Sustainability Studies🌎
🌎Leading: Environmental Ethics & Our Commitment to the Non-Human World🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Driving to Key West for the evening and seeing the southernmost point of the continental US on our Florida trip!🌎

07/24/2022

Introducing our first Site Leader: KARLEIGH!!!
🌎Karleigh is a junior majoring in Accounting and LEAD🌎
🌎Leading: the Environmental Preservation trip to Florida🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Getting to know so many people passionate about creating change in the world!🌎

07/21/2022

LAST ON OUR BOARD OF EXEC BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST… INTRODUCING SHAY!!!🫶🫶🫶
🌎Shay is a junior majoring in Economic Consulting and Business Analytics🌎
🌎Hometown: Naperville, IL🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Seeing the breathtaking New York skyline on the ferry volunteer at Staten Island!🌎
EVERYONE GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO SHAY AND THE REST OF OUR 2022-23 EXECUTIVE BOARD🫡🫡🫡🎉🎉🎉

07/20/2022

INTRODUCING OUR VERY OWN FINANCE BRO WILL!!!🤑🤑🤑
🌎Will is a junior majoring in Finance and Supply Chain Management🌎
🌎Hometown: McLean, VA🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Learning from other ABP Exec and Site Leaders during meetings and events! And of course, his trip with NPS in Florida!🌎
WELCOME BACK TO THE TEAM WILL🤘🤘🤘

07/19/2022

ANOTHER EXEC SPOTLIGHT COMING AT YA: INTRODUCING CARTER!!!👏👏
🌎Carter is a sophomore majoring in Entrepreneurship🌎
🌎Hometown: Columbus, OH🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Picking up a literal ton of trash off of sea turtle nesting beaches in Biscayne National Park!🌎
WELCOME TO THE TEAM CARTER🥳🥳

07/18/2022

SHOUT OUT TO A VERY VALUED MEMBER OF THIS BOARD, SOPHIE!!!😎
🌎Sophie is a sophomore majoring in Accounting and International Business🌎
🌎Hometown: New Milford, CT🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Drafting a legal testimony with a returning citizen for a funding hearing in Washington, D.C.!🌎
SOPHIE WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE YOU (yes this is me posting, hello world)🤠🤠🤠

07/18/2022

LETS GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO THE BACKBONE OF OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD, DEVER!!!🫡🫡🫡
🌎Dever is a junior majoring in Management and Computer Science🌎
🌎Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Watching the “13th” documentary with his trip group!🌎
WE ARE READY TO SEE HOW YOU’LL DEVELOP ABP DEVER👀

07/17/2022

MAKE SOME NOISE FOR A NEWBIE ON EXEC, MAHEK!!!🤩🤩🤩
🌎Mahek is a junior majoring in Economic Consulting, Public Policy, and Business Analytics🌎
🌎Hometown: Greenwood, IN🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Connecting one-on-one with a returning citizen and learning his story through the National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens in Washington, D.C.!🌎
WE ARE READY TO BE EDUCATED BY YOU MAHEK👏👏👏

07/17/2022

INTRODUCING OUR OTHER GORGEOUS CO VP OF TRIPS EMILY!!!😍😍😍
🌎Emily is a junior majoring in Marketing and Social Media Business Applications🌎
🌎Hometown: Fort Wayne, IN🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Exploring the area around Homestead, FL with her trip participants after long but rewarded days of cleaning beaches to help prepare for sea turtle nesting!🌎
SO EXCITED YOU’RE A PART OF OUR TEAM EMILY🤝🤝🤝

07/17/2022

MEET ONE OF OUR CO VPs OF TRIPS JOSH!!!🤘🤘🤘
🌎Josh is a senior majoring in Public Policy Analysis, Sustainable Business, and International Business🌎
🌎Hometown: Elmhurst, IL🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: The Kakum National Park canopy walk in Cape Coast, Ghana on the Global Mamas trip!🌎
CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU & @emilymeinzen HAVE IN STORE FOR US🔥🔥

07/16/2022

Introducing our 2022-23 President MAURA!!🤌🤌
🌎Maura is a senior majoring in Accounting and International Business🌎
🌎Hometown: Villa Park, IL🌎
🌎Favorite ABP memory: Getting a tour of Plenitud’s sustainable farm in Puerto Rico!🌎
WE LOVE YOU MAURA🥵🥵🥵

01/18/2022

‼️ ONE SPOT LEFT ‼️

Apply now to be able to engage in life changing service in Detroit during the spring!

Photos from The Alternative Break Program at IU's post 01/17/2022

Apply Now for spots on our wonderful spring trips!

12/07/2021

‼️We are still looking for PARTICIPANTS for our Women’s Empowerment trip to NASHVILLE, TN ‼️

Please email [email protected] if you are interested!!!

12/02/2021

‼️ATTENTION‼️

40% discount on fees for the refugee resettlement trip to Atlanta, GA!

Email [email protected] if interested!!

11/17/2021

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)!

10/27/2021

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!

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!

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!

10/03/2021

‼️ 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! 🌍

08/30/2021

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!

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! 🤍

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! 🤍

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! 🤍

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!

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! 🤍

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! 🤍

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! 🤍

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).

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