Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Civic Engagement

Spring Breakaway

Spring Breakaway (formerly known as Destination: Service) is a program that allows students to spend their spring break in different communities and perform service while having an unforgettable experience. Spring Breakaway is sponsored by the offices of Civic Engagement, Diversity Education, and Spiritual & Religious Life. Each year our trips involve service, adventure, learning, and fun all wrapped up in one.

This program allows students to deeply engage with complex topics such as social issues and problems, spiritual exploration, social justice, and diversity education. Students return from these trips praising the experience of seeing the world through the eyes of those in different circumstances and the great pleasure found in knowing they made a difference!

Please contact Laurie Avery at 512.863.1215 or for more information and details. 

This year, students can spend a week in either El Paso, Texas or Atlanta, Georgia. 


Apply now!

 Applications are due February 20th. 

Join us at our pre-orientation meeting on

February 24 @ 5:00 in the Marsha Ballroom. 


What Students Say

“The trip gave me the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone and connect with students I probably would not have met outside of the trip. It was a unique experience. I saw the sun rise over the mountains every morning and fell asleep under the stars every night”

Brittany Pugh ’15,
Gila National Wilderness, 2014


“One thing I learned from Destination: Service is we, college students, should always take a step outside our schools and give back to the community that nurtures us.”

Derek Su ’17
Washington D.C, 2014


Spring Breakaway Through the Years

Since its founding in 1996, Spring Breakaway has worked with a variety of partners and traveled to numerous locations from Mexico to Washington D.C. A summary of work can be found here.