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  • Program Terms: Academic Year
  • Restrictions: LMU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Department Contact: Jessica Viramontes Department Contact Email:
Department Phone Number: 310.338.2959
Program Description:
LMU Alternative Breaks Program


The mission of LMU's Alternative Break Program is to promote service and cultural exchange on the local, national, and international level through hands-on, community based learning. Students are immersed in diverse contexts with concrete challenges that heighten social awareness and inspire lifelong social action.

Alternative Breaks Program Goals:
  • Raise awareness about social injustice and the structures that perpetuate it.  
  • Immerse participants in a new cultural context.                    
  • Encourage members of the LMU community to approach service as a partnership with the community being served.                      
  • Encourage reflection and spiritual examination in the context of service and action.
  • Develop critical thinkers that will reflect about social conditions and the roots causes of problems.
  • Take initiative to take action and create social change.

For 2019-20, we will focus on the following issues: racial justice, education, indigenous rights, immigrant rights, refugee crisis, mass incarceration & restorative justice, social entrepreneurship, food justice, worker's rights, sustainability & organic farming, arts and politics, and public health. Application closes Monday, September 16. 

For more information, contact Jessica Viramontes, Alternative Break Program Coordinator at 310.338.2959 or

This program is currently not accepting applications.