Office of Student Life

Explore Trips

Buck-I-SERV offers trips during winter, spring and summer breaks. Each trip provides a unique location, service project and experience to promote different opportunities for students and to meet the needs of our community partners. Students, leaders and advisors are encouraged to explore and apply for any and all of the trips of interest to them. 

Winter Break 2024

Applications for winter 2024 alternative break trips will be available in mid-August 2024. Please note that trip offerings and trip details are subject to change. 

Explore and learn more about each trip below. Winter break 2024 trips will travel from December 14 through 21, unless otherwise noted. Please review the timeline below for a complete list of application and trip dates. 

Domestic Trips: 

International Trips: 

Dates and Deadlines: 

  • Mid-August: Winter Break Application Opens 
  • September 22: Winter Break Trip Leader Applications, Trip Advisor Applications and International Participant Applications Close 
  • September 29: Winter Break Domestic Trip Participant Applications Close 
  • October 8: Winter Trip Kick-Off
  • December 14 – 21: Winter Trips Travel (unless otherwise noted)
  • January 7: Winter Trip Welcome Back 

About Buck-I-SERV Trips 

  • Application: Students interested in participating or leading a trip can apply for Buck-I-SERV alternative breaks here. Faculty, staff or graduate students interested in serving as a Buck-I-SERV trip advisor can apply through the online application portal
  • Expectations: Student participants, leaders and faculty/staff advisors are expected to meet all Buck-I-SERV deadlines, attend all pre- and post- departure events, travel as a group throughout the entire trip period and fully participate in all service and other trip activities. 
  • Cost: Domestic Buck-I-SERV trips for the 2024-2025 academic year have a student participant fee of $500, while international trips range from $2,000-$3,000. Student leaders are provided a 50% discount off the participant fee, while advisors incur no participant fee.  
  • Funding: Students in need are encouraged to apply for the Buck-I-SERV Access Fund. For students in financial need, please contact Buck-I-SERV for additional resources. 
  • Accepted Participants: If you have applied and been accepted for a Buck-I-SERV trip as a participant, leader, or advisor, please find additional information and next steps on our accepted participant website

Learn More About Buck-I-SERV Participation 

Previous Trips

Summer Break 2024

Domestic Trips:

International Trips:

Spring Break 2024

Domestic Trips:

International Trips: