The GW Alternative Breaks program is a nonprofit organization housed under the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service at the George Washington University. Our program offers 12 community service trips to both domestic and international locations. Each trip has its own unique service area, from sustainability to education to community development.The pre-trip education component allows for GW students to become informed about the community and issue area they will be working with. Most trips feature service activities during the day, and group bonding and cultural activities in the evenings. GW Alternative Breaks offers students the opportunity to be active citizens and leaders, while building lasting connections with people from various communities through a mutually-beneficial experience.