- Student Co-Coordinators: Bryan Lim, Precious Nicanor, and Kenneth Yontwises
- Service Learning Trips
- AB C4: Catalyzing Communities through Classrooms and Cultural Unity in Jamaica,
- AB Inspire Success in Missouri, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty Through Female Youth Empowerment and Education in Peru, Community Building: Creating Strong Foundations Through Infrastructure & Youth Education in Dominican Republic, Constructing a Sense of Community in Guyana, Cultivating a Sustainable & Healthy Future in Puerto Rico, Education for Peace: Reaching Out to Youth and Opening Doors of Opportunity in Guatemala, Empower the Community: Changing Futures, Changing Lives in Argentina, Harvesting Sustainable Lifestyles By Strengthening Eco-Agricultural Coffee Production in Costa Rica, Inspiring the Youth: Ending the Cycle of Poverty Through Education in Nicaragua, Invisibility of Disability: Inspiring the Potential Within Us All in Indiana, The Justice of Eating: Ingredients for a Just and Sustainable Global Food System in Massachusetts, Rehabilitation: Harvesting New Seeds of Life to Break the Cycles of Addiction and Poverty in Colorado, Restoring Homes on a Native American Reservation in South Dakota, Rural Resilience: Promoting Women's Role in the Community through Sustainable Living in Guatemala, Shaping Success Through Reshaping Education in Costa Rica, Vida Médica: Helping Hands for Healthier Communities in Ecuador
- Support from The Weil Foundaiton of $10,000 to the AB@UCSD Scholarship Fund
2008 – 2009
- Student Co-Coordinators Andrew Tai, Lindsay Daucan, and Diode Farin de Dios
- Social Justice Issues: Inspiring the youth: Making Connections through Affections in Costa Rica; Site for Success: Empowering Youth For a Brighter Future in Belize; Rehabilitation in the Hawaii; Community Restoration: Inspiring Progress Through Children’s Education and Women Empowerment in the Dominican Republic; Building in 3 Dimensions: Shelter, Security, and Dignity in Nicaragua; Empower through Education in Ecuador; Ending Poverty By Building Families in Nicaragua; Community Developmentin Nicaragua (Summer); Teens With Dreams: Community Outreach to Empower Youthin Virginia; Paving the Road Back Home in New York; Homelessness, Poverty, & Youth Development: Service Learning in Inner-City Communities in New York; Breaking Barriers Against Disabilities in Indiana; Freedom through Education in Alabama; An Alternative Gatsby Ending: Restoring a City by Rebuilding with its People in Detroit;Constructing Community in Guatemala; Hope for Children in Guyana
- Student Co-Coordinators Brian Phan, Fernando Picazo, and Jennifer Quevedo
- Social Justice Issues: Rebuilding Homes and Hope for Victims of Natural Disasters in New Orleans; Cultivating New Seeds of Change to Uproot the Cycles of Addiction and Poverty in Colorado; Outreach for Orphans in the Dominican Republic; Literacy in Developing Community in Nicaragua; Overcome Cultural Bounds: Preserving the Indigenous Spirit of our Lands in Tennessee; Enriching Impoverished Youth Through Education to Change the Face of a Nation in Peru; Providing Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth in Los Angeles; The Invisibility of Disabilities in Indiana; Combating the Realities of Inner-City Poverty for a Prosperous Future in Georgia; Building Education and Literacy from the Ground Up in Guatemala; Cultivating the Roots for Community Based Sustainability in Puerto Rico; Community Building and Empowerment to End Poverty for 24 million in Phillippines; Planting for a Sustainable Forest From a Community Perspective in Ecuador; Stopping Traffic: Empowering Communities for Sustainable Futures in Vietnam (Summer); and Sharing Education, Spreading Hope, Shattering Poverty for Vulnerable Youth in Cambodia (Summer)
- Michael Estrada donated for the first time to AB@UCSD to support the Alternative Breaks Citizenship school initiative!
- Student Co-Coordinators Ashley Gee and Earth Hasassri team up with a new partner, Aaron Speer
- Social Justice Issues: Building Education in Indigenous Mayan Communities in Guatemala; The Invisibility of Disabilities in Indiana; Building Empowerment in the Philippines (Spring and Summer); Cherokee Community & Environmental Cultivation in Tennessee; Forest Conservation and Sustainable Rural Development in the Amazon Forest, Ecuador; Forest & Marine Conservation in the Coastal Forests of Ecuador; Sustaining Education for Future Generations in Nicaragua; Nutritional Education in a Malnourished Population in Peru; Rural Education in a Developing Country in the Dominican Republic; and Community Development in the Dominican Republic (Summer)
- Co-Coordinators Ashley Gee, Earth Hasassri, and Tiffany Rivera
- New partnership with the UCSD Center for Global Volunteer Service
- Deeper focus on the social justice issues
- Social Justice Issues: Rural Education (Dominican Republic); Rebuilding Education (Guatemala); The Invisibility of Disabilities (Indiana); Building Revitalization (Jamaica); Building Empowerment (Philippines); Environmental Conservation (Argentina); Community Development (Costa Rica); Animal Conservation (China); Public Health in an Indigenous Population (Indonesia)
- Support from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Office and President of The Prospect Fund, Andy Nahas provided $10,000 each to the need-based scholarship that Alternative Breaks@UCSD provides, this year totaling $20,000 in financial awards!
- Students coordinators Eneida Jauregui, Jack Korpob, and Lana Talampas
- Community Collaborations International (Nicaragua, Panama, Texas, Guatemala, and Georgia); ProWorld continued in Belize and expanded to Brazil; Cross Cultural Solutions also remained a partner with trips going out to Costa Rica and Thailand; A winter break trip was also sent out to Mexicali through the UCSD Extension Program.
2008 – 2009
- Students coordinators Pongpunya Jack Korpob, Alifah Kasdi, and Ashley Nall
- Education has become the prime focus for planning for the year. Issue based trips are instituted for this year. Orphanage Outreach (Dominican Republic), Hands on Gulf Coast (Biloxi, Mississippi), Havasupai (Supai, Arizona), Pro World Service Corps (San Ignacio, Belize/Urubamba, Peru/Cape Coast, Ghana), Global Citizens Network (Kilomeni, Tanzania) are added and approved for the year’s sites. Cross Cultural Solutions continues to be a part of AB@UCSD
- The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Penny Rue and Ed Spriggs scholarship in the amount of $10,000
- New coordinator Allison Potter
- Chapin Cole, founder of Alternative Breaks@UCSD, joins the team as the interim advisor
2007 – 2008
2006 – 2007
2005 – 2006
2004 – 2005
- Student co-coordinators Benjamin Trevias and Charlene Chang
- The name “Alternative Breaks@UCSD” became official, the Alumni Advisor position was piloted, and the AB Collaborative was formed as a central governing body
- Received another $10,000 in need-based scholarship from the Office of the Vice Chancellor-Student Affairs
- Trip destinations included Big Sure and Yosemite National Parks, California; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; Xi’an, China; Yaroslavl, Russia; Ayacucho, Peru; Trang, Thailand; Salvador, Brazil; Cartago, Costa Rica; Dharamsala, India; and Volta Region, Ghana
- Projects focused on environment issues, building a greenhouse, orphanages, women’s mental institutions, teaching English, working with children of female prisoners, and coordinating a mural project.
2006 – 2007
- Student co-coordinators Andrea Yee and Yvette Longduriyang
- National Trip led by Outback Adventures, focused on environmental issues in California National Parks
- Cross-Cultural Solutions facilitated the four international trips to Xi’an, China; Salvador, Brazil; Cartago, Costa Rica; and Guatemala City, Guatemala.
- Service projects included teaching English, refurbishing a day care and renovating orphanages.
- First AB Benefit Dinner
- The Office of the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs provided $10,000 in need-based scholarships to participants
2005 – 2006
- Student co-coordinators Chapin Cole and Melissa Higgins
- Spring Break trips through Cross-Cultural Solutions
- Cartago, Costa Rica & Lima, Peru: Refurbished an elementary school and conducted home visits.
2004 – 2005
- AB@UCSD partners with non-profit organization Cross-Cultural Solutions
- First international trip to Salvador, Brazil: worked at orphanage for children
2003 – 2004
2002 – 2003
- El Rancho de Los Ninos, a Tijuana Orphanage
- Sponsored by Thurgood Marshall College (TMC), Sixth College, and SOLO
2002 – 2003
- Sixth College and the Center for Student Involvement (formerly SOLO) partnered with Alternative Spring Break
- Tijuana, Mexico: volunteered with a daycare center and orphanage.