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Florida International University

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Alternative Breaks
Alternative Breaks at FIU was started in 1994 by a group of 13 students with a desire to change the world! Unlike the typical college student, this group went on trip that would set the stage up for years to come. Alternative Breaks had its first trip to Anthony’s House in 1995. The program quickly grew and in 1997 it won its first national award as “Program of the Year”. Alternative Breaks broadened its horizons further by adding a new component, International Sites in 2001. That same year, Fall Sites were added, and by 2004 the program decided to add Winter Break sites in order to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Miami, FL 33174