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 2019 MAlt Trips

The student-led February 2019 Middlebury Alternative Break Trips will focus 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). Costs are kept low to encourage all students to apply and financial aid is available to all participants.

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February 2019 Trip Descriptions

February 2019 MAlt program information

Apply Today! Application deadline extended to Wednesday, October 10th at 11:59 p.m. for the MAlt Florida trip. Apply here

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: October 11-13, 2018
Language in Motion and MAlt's three-day service-learning trip to Barre, Vermont will 1) develop and deliver presentations and classroom activities that promote global awareness, cultural competence, and/or world language acquisition in the public high school; and 2) engage in collaborative community service outside of the high school.  Contact Kristen Mullins at kmullins@middlebury.edu with questions. The application deadline has passed.

Any questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu