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 Today: Participate in Mini-MAlt trip over Spring Break 2016!

Application and trip information here

Applications due Sunday, February 21, 2016

MAlt is offering two spring break trips in March 2016!

Community and Women’s Development Mini-MAlt Trip Description

Destination: Burlington, VT
Dates: March 26 – 28, 2016
Learn about the lives, strengths, and challenges of women in Vermont. Working with – and learning from – local nonprofits, participants will explore connections between gender, privilege and poverty, and social justice Questions? Contact middalt@middlebury.edu.

Language in Motion Mini-MAlt Trip Description

Destination: Lake Region Union High School (Orleans, VT)
Dates: March 29-March 31, 2016
Language in Motion (LiM) is an educational collaboration that connects Middlebury’s international, study abroad, and upper level language students with Vermont high school and middle school teachers, students, and classrooms. With support and training, Middlebury College students prepare and deliver lessons that promote global awareness, cultural competence, and world language acquisition. Presentations are designed to support the host teacher’s learning objectives and to “meet secondary students where they are.”

This collaborative trip is a MAlt trip with a LiM theme. Trip participants will travel to the Northeast Kingdom town of Orleans, Vermont. Students will present, LiM-style, in the public high school and interact with the community through community service and engagement with local service workers.

Questions? Contact: Contact Anna Parker (aparker@middlebury.edu) or Kristen Mullins (kmullins@middlebury.edu)

Feburary Break 2016 MAlt Trip Information

  • Click here to read about the February Break 2016 MAlt trips
  • Click here to read MAlt 2015-2016 policies and information.