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Group of students/volunteers at alternative summer break event.

Alternative Summer Break

Alternative Summer Break (ASuB) is a 2.5-week service trip in which participants travel to Kenya to support Living Positive Kenya, a local organization in Ngong Hills.

This trip focuses on several social issues like education, health, and HIV/AIDs. Learn to become a citizen of the world through strong direct service and reflection, and connect with other students who are looking to make a difference.

Students who are selected to serve on the trip participate in pre-trip meetings throughout academic year to help educate themselves on the language and culture of the community they will be serving.

This is a popular experience with limited space. Students can only participate once as a participant and possibly once as a trip leader.


2024 Trip

Applications open on November 1st 2023 and close November 30th 2023.  

NEW: All Alternative Breaks international participants must have a recommendation form filled out on their behalf. This recommendation can be filled out by any faculty member, staff member, or student staff member (example: RA  or student manager) at ISU or from another school or workplace. Please send this link: to someone on campus you think could recommend you for Alternative Breaks!

For more information about current travel to Kenya, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Kenya website.