BreakAways are group trips, led by IC faculty, which take place when classes are not in session. These trips have a specific focus and are from ten days to three weeks long. On average four different BreakAways are offered during any one academic year. Destinations are announced in March of the preceding academic year. In order to participate, students need to apply and also register for the respective course during the semester when the trip preparations take place.
BreakAway destinations for the 2014-15 academic year currently are the following, with more destinations to be added:
  • The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in Arizona and New Mexico (May-June 2015)
  • London: The British Economy and Standard Living (May 2015)
  • Learning and Serving in Ecuador: Child Development, Health Care, and Biodiversity (May-June 2015)
  • Journey to the End of the Earth: Hiking the Way of St. James in France and Spain (June-July 2015)
Please read our BreakAways Summary (letter size paper) of these trips, dates, costs, academic credit, etc.
Due dates for BreakAway applications are Oct. 1 (for Spring break trips), and Nov. 1 (for trips after the close of Spring semester). The first down payment is due Oct. 15 and Nov. 15, respectively.
To find the BreakAway Application Form, visit the Relevant Forms page.
When you go on a BreakAway, what do you need to consider and take along? See the Resources for Going Abroad page.   

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