Alternative Break Program

  • WCU Students serve LGBTQ+ communities in Pittsburgh

     WCU Students serve LGBTQ+ communities in Pittsburgh

  • WCU Students serve with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina

    WCU Students serve with Habitat for Humanity in North Carolina

  • WCU Students serve with community gardens in Philadelphia

    WCU Students serve with community gardens in Philadelphia

Join the Movement!

The Alternative Break program brings together WCU students from various backgrounds, identities, and communities for an experience unlike any other! Students will explore what it means to be active citizens by immersing themselves in meaningful service and cultural exploration as they travel to a new community across the nation during a University break. Through this program, students will be equipped with the skills and drive to continue their journey as active citizens in the West Chester community and beyond.

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our students and community partners, there will be no Alternative Break Trips until further notice.  

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Alternative Break Video

"Prior to this service trip, I felt like I was on the outside looking in with opinions and theories.  Now, I have experience and a willingness to understand, learn, serve, and be a part of the communities.  Anywhere I choose, I am the community."

- Alternative Break Participant

  • NYC 2
  • Pitt 2
  • DC 2
  • Habitat 2
  • Philly 2
  • NC 2
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students
  • Alternative Break Students


Alternative Break Resources

Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to fundraising efforts, there are several scholarship opportunities to assist students attending Alternative Break trips with covering some of the trip expenses.  Check back in the Fall for the scholarship application! 

For scholarship information regarding international trips, visit the Global Engagement Office website or contact studyabroad@wcupa.edu

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