Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Summer 2017 Break


Summer Trips will take place May 6-13, 2017


Review Summer Trip Descriptions here Summer Trip Descriptions 2017


Summer break applications are now OPEN. Apply for U.S. domestic experiences here Select the Summer 2017 application option.


Summer International Experiences:  Our May and July trips to Cape Town, South Africa and Senya, Ghana are full.  

Important Summer Deadlines:


March 26th Trip Leader Training #1 5:00-7:00

April 7th Summer Kick-Off Event 5:00-6:00

April 9th Pre-Departure Meeting 3:00-5:00 

April 9th Trip Leader Training #2 5:00-7:00

Summer Trips May6-13th, 2017

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.


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.