We are accepting applications through March 29th for limited participant spots for domestic Summer 2013 trips!
To apply Now visit http://buckiserv.osu.edu/secure/trip/application.aspx
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You will receive a confirmation email after submission of the Buck-I-SERV applications. If you do not receive confirmation, please resubmit application.
Summer Participant Deadline has been extended to March 29th.
Required Leader Trainings and Participant Events
If selected as a leader or participant for a spring and/or summer trip, it is required that you attend the following trainings and events. Please mark your calendars for the following dates, respectively.
Spring and Summer Leader Meet & Greet- December 4th from 8-9pm (Ohio Union- Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room, 3rd floor)
Spring and Summer Leader Training- January 13th from 10am-3pm (Ohio Union)
Spring and Summer Kick-Off Event- January 25th from 6-8pm (Ohio Union) *Note this is for all participants, leaders, and advisors
Spring and Summer Diversity Training- February 2nd from 12-4pm (Ohio Union) *Note this is for all participants, leaders, and advisors
Spring Trip Pre-Departure Training- March 3rd from 6-8pm (Ohio Union) *Note this is for Spring Leaders and Advisors ONLY
Spring Re-Orientation- March 22nd from 7:30-9:30pm (Ohio Union) *Note this is for all participants, leaders, and advisors
Summer Trip Pre-Departure Training- April 21st from 7-9pm (Ohio Union) *Note this is for Summer Leaders and Advisors ONLY
Small group meetings throughout the semester will be determined by your trip leaders, based on group members’ availability.
All Spring Trips Dates: March 9- March 16, 2013
Summer Trip Dates:
Domestic: May 1- May 8, 2013
Cape Town, South Africa: May 6- May 20, 2013
Ghana: May 1- May 15, 2013
All Columbus campus students are eligible and encouraged to apply for Buck-I-SERV, Ohio State’s alternative breaks program. For consideration, students must apply online by the deadlines listed above.
Applications submitted by students who wish to be considered for a Trip Leader position will be reviewed by the Buck-I-SERV Advisory Board and will be notified of their application status by December 1st. No interviews are required.
Students applying as participants are selected by a draft system during leader training. All applicants will be notified of their application status by January 19th.
Participant interviews are required for the international trip to Cape Town, South Africa.
Domestic trip costs for participants range from $100-$375 depending on location distance and housing accommodations. Cost includes transportation, lodging, site fees, and a small donation to your service site on behalf of the group.
Due to the significant time and energy committed on the part of leaders toward the management and overall success of their trips, students selected as leaders will attend trips FREE OF CHARGE.
If selected as a participant for a trip, the following payments will be due by the deadlines listed below:
1st payment: $100, non-refundable deposit- Due by Friday, January 25th at 9:00pm. *This deposit counts toward the total cost of your trip.
2nd payment: $75 non-refundable payment will be due on Friday, February 15th at 9:00pm
Final payment: remaining, non-refundable balance Due by Friday, March 1st at 9:00pm
You can choose to pay the total amount of your trip as soon as you are selected, if able.
All payments must be submitted to the Resource Room in the Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service. Credit Card, Checks, and BuckID accepted. NO CASH.
Note: Fundraising opportunities will be provided by both Buck-I-SERV Advisory Board and individual trip leaders.
Unless otherwise noted, all trips travel by 12-passenger van for 10-20 person trips and charter bus for 50 person trips.
If selected to participate, lead, or advise an international trip, please note a valid passport will be required in order to travel.
Trips stay together as a group either on site or close to the site.
Unless otherwise noted, the cost of food is NOT included. Participants are required to pay for their own food for the duration of the trip.
For more information please contact:
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