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 2020 MAlt Trip. 
Position description and application here. More information about the MAlt program here.
Application due April 14, 2019

Questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu


February 2019 MAlt Trips

The student-led February 2019 Middlebury Alternative Break Trips focused on art therapy/alternative education (Pennsylvania), environmental conservation (Florida), youth education (Jamaica), sustainable communities through arts and agriculture (Puerto Rico, race relations (Dominican Republic), immigration (Texas). Read more here (Microsoft Word Document): 

February 2019 Trip Descriptions

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

Language in Motion MAlt (Middlebury Alternative Break Trips) Mini-MAlt Trip
Fall Break Trip
Each year MAlt partners with Language in Motion to offer a trip of Fall Break to Barre, Vermont. This trip focuses on global awareness, cultural competence, and/or world language acquisition in the public high school and collaborative community service outside of the high school.  Contact Kristen Mullins at kmullins@middlebury.edu with questions. 

Any questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu