Alternative Breaks Program




The mission of LMU's Alternative Break Program is to promote service and cultural exchange on the local, national, and international level through hands-on, community based learning. Students are immersed in diverse contexts with concrete challenges that heighten social awareness and inspire lifelong social action.

Alternative Breaks Program Goals:

  • Raise awareness about social injustice and the structures that perpetuate it.  
  • Immerse participants in a new cultural context.                    
  • Encourage members of the LMU community to approach service as a partnership with the community being served.                      
  • Encourage reflection and spiritual examination in the context of service and action.
  • Develop critical thinkers that will reflect about social conditions and the roots causes of problems.
  • Take initiative to take action and create social change.

For more information, contact Jessica Viramontes, Alternative Break Program Coordinator at 310.338.2959 or