Expand Your Horizons

University of Miami Alternative Breaks (UMAB) sends UM students all around the country each year to volunteer and learn about social justice issues, such as HIV/AIDS, homelessness, environmental issues, children’s issues and animal rights.

Our mission: To provide diverse, quality alternative breaks in order to engage participants in their local, national, and global communities and foster a lifelong commitment to social action and social change.


Greetings from Puerto Rico! We hope you all had a fantastic winter break with friends and family. To promote environmental awareness and learn about sustainable agriculture, some of our participants went to volunteer with Plenitud an organic farm in Puerto Rico. During the trip these participants learned how to manage rainwater, how to select plants to maximize the health of the soil and how to educate others on the importance of knowing where our food comes from. Join UMAB and you too can have similarly amazing experiences.