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Questions and Inquiries

General Questions

For general questions about Alternative Spring Break or ThanksGiving Back, you can contact the program directors at We welcome your questions about our mission, program, and history, as well as questions about our policies, the online application system (including web problems), and website feedback. Please also visit our FAQ page.

For questions about Impact Abroad contact Jon McConnell at the Haas Center for Public Service or visit the Impact Abroad webpage.

Individual Trips

For questions concerning individual courses/trips, please contact the program leaders named in the trips section.

Financial Aid

For questions concerning financial aid, please contact Davis Chhoa at

Apply to lead a trip or join the Directors’ Team

Please visit our applications page, or contact the Alternative Breaks directors’ team with any questions at


Program Directors

Our 2017-2018 leadership team:

  • Bunnard Phan—Executive Co-Director
  • Paula Reyna Small—Executive Co-Director
  • Program Leader Advisers:
    • Jenny Han
    • Cali Nguyen
    • Diana Zhao
    • Javier Aguayo
    • Davis Chhoa (Financial Officer)

If you have a general question, please contact instead of the individual director for a faster response.


Alternative Breaks@Stanford is advised by Jon McConnell of the Haas Center for Public Service.

Alternative Breaks Nationally

For information about Alternative Break programs throughout the United States, visit Break Away. Stanford's Alternative Break program is a Break Away Chapter Program.