Alternative Break Trips

Randolph College deploys alternative break trips to various parts of the world each year.  From North Carolina to Jamaica, while building homes or educating children, our teams seek out experiences that guide students on their journey to becoming active citizens.  Each trip incorporates: prior education into the root causes of social issues, direct service alongside community members addressing community needs, and intentional reflection both individually and as a group.

Alternative Fall Break 2019

Lynchburg, VA| October 18-22, 2019

The Life More Abundant program at Randolph College is offering an Alternative Fall Break in October 2019.  This a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the Lynchburg community while also exploring and educating yourself about local social justice issues.  Community Fellows, our service and social justice student group on campus will assist you as you take on new projects and challenges.

Registration Open for AFB
September 2-30, 2019
AFB Overview
October 14, 2019
Nichols Theatre | 8 p.m.

Alternative Spring Break Trip 2020

School Reconstruction in Kathmandu, Nepal | March 5-17, 2020
**Dates are subject to change based on flights

Project Overview
To learn, children need a safe and solid environment with the right facilities and resources.  This wonderful program takes place on the outskirts of magical Kathmandu in a primary school. Located close to one of Kathmandu’s largest slum areas, near Bhaktapur, the school provides free education, text books, uniforms, and shoes to more than 150 children who live in poverty within the confines of the slum, and whose parents would otherwise not have been able to send their children to school at all. Sadly, the school too lacks massively from underfunding, and it’s a daily struggle to simply keep the doors open. There are not enough classrooms and teaching materials are poor, meaning the children are simply not getting the education they deserve. This program offers true assistance to schools by supplying them with an international volunteer labor force that allows them to repair and maintain school facilities that they would otherwise be unable to afford to do. Volunteers on this program help schools to continue to support children’s educational needs by providing them with much-needed assistance in providing safe facilities.

Interest/Rise Grant Meetings
Both held in Nichols Theatre
Monday, September 9 | 7-8PM
Wednesday, September 11 | 6-7PM
Registration Opens
Monday, September 2
Registration Closes
Tuesday, October 1st

Previous alternative spring break trips:

  • 2019- Food Insecurity in Portugal
  • 2018- Grass Roots Education in Honduras
  • 2017 – Service and Social Justice in Jamaica