Middlebury Alternative Break Program (MAlt)

MAlt is Middlebury’s alternative break program. Each year, students design and plan six trips during February Break (national and international destinations) and one Vermont-based trip during Fall and Spring Breaks. The goal of the trips is to engage Middlebury students with communities across the nation and the globe in order to share an experience, provide service where service is needed, and learn about the systems that shape community realities around the world.
Past destinations have included Boston, New York City, El Paso, San Francisco, Miami, Cherokee Nation, New Orleans, Washington D.C., Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
The program has a needs-blind acceptance policy and does fund-raising throughout the year to make sure that anyone who needs financial assistance can participate.

News & Updates

Apply to lead a February 2018 MAlt trip! 

Applications due Wednesday, April 19th. More information about 2017-2018 MAlt trips here. Leader application here.

Attend an optional information session to learn more about leading a MAlt trip on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m. in Axinn 229.

Questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu.

MAlt February 2017

This year's trip themes include migration & refugee resettlement, education, women's health & empowerment, housing access, coffee farming, and urban farming.

Trip Offered in 2017:

  • MAlt San Franciso: Rural Farming Practices in an Urban Environment
  • Building Connections: Housing Access in Rural Domincan Republic
  • MAlt Atlanta: Migration and Refugee Resettlement
  • MAlt St. Louis: Exploring Education and Poverty
  • From the Ground to Table: Societal Impact of Sustainable Coffee in Guatemala
  • MAlt San Juan: Empowerment through Health Education

Read more about trip descriptions here!

Any questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu