Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Leader and Participant Applications

Spring and Summer Break 2018 Applications 

Student Leaders and Participants Apply Here: http://buckiserv.osu.edu/secure/trip/application.aspx

Faculty/Staff/Grad/Prof Advisors Apply Here: http://buckiserv.osu.edu/secure/trip/advisor.aspx

 

*The spring break application for the FisherCares group trip to the Glasser-Schoenbaum Center in Sarasota, FL is now available.  For more information on this opportunity for students in the Fisher College of Business: FisherCARES Spring 2018.  The application for this FisherCares trips includes two steps:

The application for December programs to be held December 16-23, 2017 is still available, although the application deadline has passed.  Any late applications will be considered in our waitlist, and if trip spots become available, we will make replacements from our short waitlist.  

 

Spring Break Application Timeline:

Application Available: December 3, 2017

LEADER and INTERNATIONAL Application Deadline: January 14, 2018

PARTICIPANT and ADVISOR Application Deadline: January 28, 2018  (LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR OUR WAITLIST!!)

Travel Dates: March 10-17, 2018 

 

Summer Break Application Timeline:

Application Available: December 3, 2017

LEADER and INTERNATIONAL Application Deadline: January 14, 2018

ADVISOR Application Deadline: January 28, 2018  (LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR OUR WAITLIST!!)

PARTICIPANT Application Deadline: March 18, 2018  (LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR OUR WAITLIST!!)

Travel Dates: May 5-12, 2018 (International trip dates vary; Check individual trip descriptions for individual international trip dates.)

 

Spring and Summer Leaders are Required to attend the Following Trainings:

Leader Training #1 February 4        12:00-2:00 PM   Great Hall           

Leader Training #2 February 18        5:00-7:00 PM      Cartoon

Leader Training #3 February 25        5:00-7:00 PM      Cartoon

Spring Trip Kick-Off February 12        6:00-8:00 PM      Great Hall

Spring Trip Welcome Back March 28     5:00-7:00 PM     Great Hall

Summer Trip Kick-Off April 4                   6:00-8:00 PM      Great Hall 

 

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

Spring 2018 Trips- March 10-17, 2018

Summer 2018 Trips- May 5-12, 2018

 

Application Tips:

On the Buck-I-SERV application you will be able to select as many sites at you are willing to go to, you could even select ALL of them!  Buck-I-SERV places all partcipants by a lottery system.The more sites you select, the more options you will have and the higher chances you will have of getting a break placement. Each year Buck-I-SERV has more applications than spots available which is a great problem to have because it means OSU students are eager to serve the country! Remember to keep your mind open to ALL break options, we love them all and the communities can't wait to meet you!  

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. 

 

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.