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Preparation

In order to prepare spiritually, mentally, and physically for the trip to the Northern region and Haiti border of the Dominican Republic, there are mandatory meetings for all participants. All participants are expected to attend all meetings in their entirety. Meetings are schedule at times that best suit the participants, so every measure is made to accommodate the group. This preparation becomes important not only for your own personal readiness for the trip but also for the development and trust of community. If you are not able to attend every meeting in their entirety, then you are advised not to apply.

Fund-Raising

Each individual is responsible for raising a minimum of $1600 for the cost of the trip. The first down-payment of $900 is due in September 2016. These funds will be used to pay for airfare. The rest of the amount is due by December 5, 2016. Individuals are expected to do their own fund-raising. There are no organized group fund-raising opportunities. If you are unable to raise the $1600 then you are asked to reconsider your involvement on this trip. There is no scholarship or financial aid available.

Commitment

We are asking all students considering the IMAP program to discern their level of commitment and their ability to pay or find means to afford the trip. This is almost the full year commitment that includes a trip. We ask you to be committed to all parts of the program. Also, IMAP upholds a strong commitment to living a life of simplicity and openness. This means that we are not touring the city or spending money on lots of things. We are trying to immerse ourselves into the community and living within simple means to help understand more those we are walking with. Our focus is immersion and not tourism.

Finally, all participants will be subject to two conduct reviews, one upon applying and one close to the trip dates. All participants in IMAP must remain in good standing with the University to participate in this program.

At the first meeting, all participants will be asked to sign a Statement of Intent, including your commitment to pay the full amount asked of you. You will also be asked to pay a $100 non-refundable airline reservation fee. This $100 is part of the total $1600 cost. A removal of a person from a trip may occur if the participant is unable to fulfill their commitment to the program in any way.


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