IMAP

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I.M.A.P.

Preparation

In order to prepare spiritually, mentally, and physically for the trip to Quito, Ecuador, there are mandatory meetings, and one overnight retreat 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 $1000 is due in February 2016. These funds will be used to pay for airfare. The rest of the amount is due by March 14, 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. This trip is fully funded by student fund-raising efforts and no budget is provided by the University or Campus Ministry; 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. 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 by making choices and living fully within the experience. Our focus is service and not tourism.

Finally, all participants will be subject to possibly 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. A removal of a person from a trip may occur if the participant is unable to fulfill their commitment to the program.


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Campus Ministry

The office of Campus Ministry is located in room 236 of the Alumni Memorial Union. A dedicated staff is available throughout the day to provide you with a wealth of information. If you are searching for a worship space, they can help you find a suitable space on or off campus. They can also inform you of the many service opportunities we offer. Read More ...