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Leader and Participant Applications

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 below.

The SPRING and SUMMER 2015 applications are available at: http://buckiserv.osu.edu/secure/trip/application.aspx.

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 application to successfully 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.

Summer 2015 Application Timeline:

  • International Applications Due - February 22, 2015
  • Domestic Trip Leader Applications Due - February 22, 2015
  • Domestic Participant Applications and Advisor Applications Due - March 22, 2015
  • Participant Notifications will be available in late March.
  • Summer trips are May 9-16, 2015

Spring 2015 Application Timeline:

  • Group Applications Available - November 15, 2014
  • International Applications Due - January 8, 2015
  • Domestic Trip Leader Applications Due - January 11, 2015
  • Group Applications Due - January 14, 2015
  • Group Trips Notified of Acceptance: January 23, 2015
  • Domestic Participant Applications and Advisor Applications Due - January 25, 2015
  • Participant Notifications will be available in early February.
  • Spring trips are March 14-21, 2015

Important Dates:

  • Spring Trip Kick-Off Event: February 19, 2015, 6-8pm, Ohio Union
  • Spring Trip Leader Trainings: See Trip Leader section of website for mandatory training dates.
  • Spring Trips: March 14-21, 2015 (international trips: refer to individual applications for dates that may vary from this schedule)
  • Spring Trip Reorientation: March 30, 2015, 6-8pm, Ohio Union Archie Griffin West Ballrooom

Important Dates:

  • Summer Trip Kick-Off Event: April 2, 2015, 6-8pm, Ohio Union
  • Summer Trip Leader Trainings: See Trip Leader section of website for mandatory training dates.
  • Summer Trips: May 9-16, 2015 (international trips: refer to individual applications for dates that may vary from this schedule)

Cost:

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.

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