Alternative Intercultural Service Break

Alternative Intercultural Service Break

The Alternative Intercultural Service Break (AISB) program is a unique experience for both international and domestic NC State students to spend their break participating in activities, making new friends and engaging in service projects in a local community. Throughout the trip, team members participate in a variety of cultural, educational, recreational and reflective activities.

Three Unique Experiences

Triangle Edition: Alternative Intercultural Service Break

Join OIS and fellow NC State students on a local Fall Break trip centralized in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill North Carolina. We’ll spend three days participating in activities and making new friends while we explore North Carolina. Activities include service-learning projects, group activities, a day trip within North Carolina and more!

Washington, DC: Alternative Intercultural Fall Break

Join us for a powerful 4-day trip to the nation’s capital where we will see the sights, serve the hungry, and participate in social action. This fall break trip is a Leadership and Civic Engagement partnership with the Office of International Services to provide a service and cultural opportunity for NC State international students as well as our domestic students.

Black Mountain, NC: Alternative Intercultural Spring Break

Want to explore more of North Carolina with other NC State students? Looking for something to do when residence halls close for Spring Break in March? Join OIS and fellow NC State students on a Spring Break trip to beautiful Black Mountain, North Carolina! We’ll spend the week participating in activities and making new friends while we explore the North Carolina mountains! Week activities include visits to local museums, service-learning projects, hiking, time in downtown Asheville and more!

How To Apply

ProgramDeadlineTrip ApplicationTravel Award
Fall Break – TBDTBDOpens Fall 2023TBD
Spring Break – Black Mountain, NC
March 12th-18th, 2023
2/10/23Application Now OpenNot Available

If you have questions about AISB for Spring 2023, please reach out to Maggie Harney (

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