A student volunteers as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break Trip.

MAlt is Middlebury’s alternative break program. 

The goal of MAlt 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.

Due to Covid-19, in 2020-2021 MAlt offered three virtual project opportunities over J-Term and spring semesters.

February 2021 MAlt projects

Three student-designed, student-led virtual  projects took place over J-Term and spring semester. All projects were free for participants this academic year.

Read 2021 project descriptions and this slide presentation for project details. This website will be updated with 2021-2022 trip information in Fall 2021.


Contact the MAlt co-presidents Flor Fernandez Montes and Linh Tran at middalt@middlebury.edu or MAlt advisor Kailee Brickner-McDonald at kbricknermcdonald@middlebury.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions


MAlt is Middlebury’s alternative break program. We provide affordable, service-oriented alternatives to traditional February break activities. We offer opportunities for students to help others and to expand their own experiences and perspectives by serving on local, domestic, and international trips. The trips are drug- and alcohol-free and provide a great chance to engage in an immersive intercultural service experience with peers. In 2020-2021 projects will take place virtually over J-Term and spring semester due to covid.


We welcome first years - seniors to participate in the MAlt projects. For 2020-2021 we welcome both in-person students and remote learners to apply to participate in the program.


Each MAlt project typically has a total of 12 participants, including two well-qualified and trained leaders, all Middlebury students.


Trips are free during academic year 2020-2021.


Kailee Brickner-McDonald, Program Director, Center for Community Engagement, Email kbricknermcdonald@middlebury.edu or call 802-443-3010.


No, MAlt is a extra-curricular community engagement experience, not a credit-bearing course.

Center for Community Engagement
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753

(802) 443-3580