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: Lead a MAlt Trip in February 2017.

Application and trip information here. Applications deadline extended: April 28th, 2016

Leader Info session: Monday, April 25 5:00 p.m. Adirondack Coltrane Lounge

The MAlt Executive Board will provide an overview of MAlt's mission and will discuss what leading a trip entails and what a strong application looks like. If you think you may be interested in applying, we urge you to attend!​

Program Highlight: MAlt offered one spring break trips in March 2016!

Language in Motion Mini-MAlt Trip

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  traveled to the Northeast Kingdom town of Orleans, Vermont. Students  presented, LiM-style, in the public high school and interacted with the community through community service and engagement with local service workers. Questions? Contact: Kristen Mullins (kmullins@middlebury.edu)

February Break 2016 MAlt Trip Information: Click here to read about the February Break 2016 MAlt trips