Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Leader and Participant Applications

The full list of 2017-2018 Trip Locations are currently being worked on over the summer. Check back with us on August 13th for the Winter Break Application for December 2017. 


We are currenlty accepting applications for our Fall Break to El Salvador being held October 11-15, 2017. 


Apply to El Salvador here:


El Salvador Application Timeline:

Application available: July 21

Application due: August 20

In-Person Interviews: August 23-25

Notified of Acceptance: August 28

Travel Dates: Oct. 11-15


Click below for more information on the break in El Salvador:


This year's Buck-I-SERV trip dates are as follows:

Winter 2017 Trips- December 16-23, 2017

Spring 2018 Trips- March 10-17, 2018

Summer 2018 Trips- May 5-12, 2018


Application Tips:

We have a lot of trips and a lot of questions within the application, and it's possible the form could time out, meaning the loss of all your work. To avoid that frustration, type short answer/essay responses in a separate document to avoid losing your work due to loss of internet connectivity. This point is really important if you are completing leader or supplemental questions.  Once responses are drafted, log back into your application, paste essay answers into the form and then submit the application. See Trip Leader tab to preview short answer questions. 

If you submit your application and need to make a change, you can do so until the application due date.  Just log back into your application, and you should see your completed information.  Hit submit, and any changes will be saved to your submitted application.

You will receive a confirmation email after successful submission of the Buck-I-SERV application.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit application.

All Columbus campus students are eligible and encouraged to apply for Buck-I-SERV. 



Domestic trip costs for participants range from $250-$450 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. Unless otherwise noted, food is NOT included in the cost of the trip. See Current Trips for pricing details. All payments for trips are non-refundable.