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

February 2018 MAlt Trips 

The participant application has been extended until Thursday, October 19th for two trips: Exploring the Mechanisms of Rural Poverty and Food Justice in Urban Environments.

  • Information about the MAlt program here.
  • Trip description for the Feb 2018 trips here.
  • Application here

Contact the MAlt Executive Board, middalt@middlebury.edu, or MAlt advisor Ashley Laux, alaux@middlebury.edu, with questions.

October Break 2017 MAlt/Language in Motion Trip

MAlt and Language in Motion will collaborate to send a three-day trip to Barre, Vermont for the 3rd year in a row. 

Apply today to participate on the trip! Application deadline Wednesday, September 27th. Trip application here.

Any questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu