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Apply to Go on a Breakout Princeton Trip

The Breakout Princeton Trip Participant application for Fall 2019 are now live. Applications are due Thursday, September 26th by 11:59 PM.

Applications go live twice a year, once at the beginning of the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Breakout Princeton trips are fully funded to extend this opportunity to as many Princeton students as possible.

Given the Pace Center's commitment to access, students may only go on a Breakout Princeton trip once. If you have already gone on a trip and want to stay involved, consider proposing a trip for the 2020-2021 academic year. Learn more about proposing a trip.

If you’re staying on campus for fall break, spring break, or intercession, feel free to check out our Breakout Local program.

For any questions or to request more information feel free to reach out to Breakout Princeton Program Coordinator, Geralyn Williams, at geralynw@princeton.edu.

For a closer look at what goes on during our trips, check out our blog.

Participant Roles and Expectations:

Preparation

  • Fill out an application online
  • Enrich your understanding of the trip topic and other relevant intersectional issues 
  • Participate in organized Pre-Trip activities with other participants and trip leaders
  • Attend a Pre-Trip send-off hosted by the Breakout Princeton board

Direct Service

  • Engage with and learn from Community Partners and each other
  • Participate in hands-on service 
  • Actively post on your trip blog
  • Explore your host city 
  • Have fun! 

Post-Trips

  • Make a plan with your Breakout group, or individually, to bring your learning back to campus
  • Get involved with a Post-Trip
  • Attend the Post-Trip Gathering hosted by the Breakout Princeton board

Apply to be a First-Year Trip Leader

If you are a first-year student interested in being a part of immersion trips and taking up leadership roles, you should apply to lead a First-Year Trip. These trips are created in community with local partners, Pace Staff, and Graduate Coordinators to offer first-year students the opportunity to lead peers from their class year in community building, education around social topics, and community engagement.  This role is a way for students to cultivate leadership, service, and community-focused experiences. First-year Trip Leaders are guided by Pace Staff and Graduate Coordinators in creating educational immersive trips.

This spring we are looking for students to lead trips in the local area around the topics of community and the arts. Students would be part of a cohort from mid-fall through the spring to plan and implement the immersion experience. The trip will depart during Spring Break 2020. The Leader applications can be found here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm.


Apply to be a Graduate Coordinator

Every year the Pace Center coordinates Breakout Trips in the NJ/PA/NY area that are led by first year students with first year students as the participants. First-year Trip Leaders are guided by Pace Staff and Graduate Coordinators in creating educational immersive trips that allow them to learn and serve in the community.        The Graduate Coordinators mentor and assist the first year trip leaders in their learning and planning of the trips. For this spring we are looking for graduate students to coordinate trips in the local area around the topic of community and the arts. This is a wonderful way for graduate students to cultivate mentorship and leadership skills, practice service, and develop community-focused experiences.

Graduate Coordinators will work alongside First-Year Trip Leaders and Pace Staff from mid-fall through the spring to plan and implement the immersion experience. The trip will depart during Spring Break 2020. The Coordinator applications with the trip theme and the position’s responsibilities can be found here. The deadline to apply is Sunday, November 10th at 11:59pm.