Click here to go back to the Travel Programs web page. Application for CSGC Travel Programs For more information about the application process, including more information about financial aid, please download the following document: 2019 CSGC Travel Program Application Process CSGC - 2018-19 Application for Faculty-Led Travel Programs We are excited that you are interested in a faculty-led travel program! Fill out the form below to apply for a 2019 CSGC travel program. Applications should be submitted no later than 9:45 p.m. on Monday, October 29, 2018. Please note: leaving this page before you hit submit will cause you to lose all information you have inputed. We suggest you save your responses in another document in case your information is lost before submission. Criteria for Trip Selection Faculty trip leaders and the Center for Service and Global Citizenship use the following criteria to evaluate each application: 1.) Strength of the application: do the applicant's responses clearly and thoughtfully explain why the applicant wants to travel abroad, and was the application submitted by the student in a timely manner? 2.) School citizenship: in what ways has the applicant shown him, herself, or themself to be a positive member of the school community? 3.) Trip-specific criteria: how will the applicant's academic interests and/or experiences allow the applicant to participate fully and contribute positively to the group's experience abroad? We encourage any student who meets the trip criteria and has an interest in traveling to apply. Please note that some travel programs have prerequisites. Financial aid is available with priority given to students with demonstrated need who have not previously received aid for a Deerfield trip. If you have questions about the application or the application process, please email the Center for Service and Global Citizenship. If you are interested in other travel abroad opportunities, fill out an exchange interest form or visit the off-campus study page. PLEASE READ BEFORE BEGINNING APPLICATION.* By checking this box, you understand that you should save all your responses in a word doc before submitting your application. Trip-specific questions will appear when selecting trip(s) you are applying for below. Applicant's Name* First Last Applicant's Email* Class Year*2019202020212022Please note: Students in the class of 2019 may only apply for March break trips.Advisor's Name:*Advisor's Email* Please check the boxes for the trips that most interest you. Please note that seniors are eligible for March break trips only.* New York City: Tour with Deerfield's Orchestra & Chamber Music Programs (Jan. 31-Feb. 4) Arizona: Immigration in the American Southwest (March 10-18) Panama: Research, Communities, and Conservation (March 10-March 18) Tanzania: Understanding Sustainable Development (March 10-March 22) The Bahamas: Sustainability & Marine Ecology (March 9-March 17) Spain: Mysticism in the Footsteps of Teresa of Avila (March 9-18) The Dominican Republic: House Building with Cambiando Vidas (May 31-June 8) Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia: The Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s (June 8-21) Spain: Language and Culture (June 1-26) South Korea: Leadership in a Korean Context (10 days in mid-to-late June, likely June 16-25) France: Language & Culture (June 1-30) If you have chosen more than one trip above, please rank your choices by putting the name of the country in the coresponding box below. If you have chosen only one trip, put that country's name in Box #1 and leave the others blank. If you have chosen more than four trips, rank your top four choices only.*#1#2#3#4Are you currently a participant in Deerfield's Chamber Music and/or Orchestra Program*YesNoYou must be a participant in the Chamber Music and/or Orchestra program at Deerfield to travel to NYCThe Panama trip & The Bahamas trip have a strong science focus. Please list any science courses you have taken at Deerfield or a previous high school.*The Panama program may contain activities such as hiking, canoeing, and swimming, and accommodations for the majority of the trip are in an open-air dormitory. Please discuss your comfort level participating in these experiences.*No formal training in the activities listed above is required to participate. However, all trip participants should be willing to take part in these kinds of activities.Panama: What is one environmental issue that you are passionate about and why?*The Panama trip is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interest in science and environmental issues. Spanish Mysticism: Teresa often writes about the importance one should give in attending to the "interior" life. How would you explain this idea? What does it mean to pay attention to the interior life?*The travel program Spain: Mysticism in the Footsteps of Teresa of Avila is open to all students with a preference to students with a demonstrated interest in philosophy & religious studies and/or Spanish culture.Arizona: What is one specific issue related to immigration to the United States that is of particular interest to you? Why?*The Arizona program is open to all students with a preference towards students who have a demonstrated interest in U.S. politics, history, and current events.Tanzania: A major focus of this year's Tanzania program is how to design and implement a project for building stronger communities. Discuss a project idea for making your community -- at home or at Deerfield -- stronger.*This program is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interest in service and sustainable development.The Bahamas trip has a strong focus on sustainability, with a preference towards students interested in sustainability. Discuss your experience and interests in engaging with topics of sustainability at Deerfield or elsewhere.*The Bahamas trip has a strong focus on sustainability using marine ecology and the Cape Eleuthera Institute campus systems as case-studies for exploring this broader topic. The Bahamas program may contain activities such as biking, running, hiking, and swimming, and accommodations for the trip are an open style bunkhouse. Please discuss your comfort level with these kinds of experiences.*No formal training in the activities listed above is required to participate. However, all trip participants should be willing to take part in these kinds of activities. What level of Spanish are you currently taking?*This trip is open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are currently enrolled in Spanish II or above and who plan to continue to study Spanish at Deerfield after our return.The Spain: Language & Culture program will likely include a 3 week long, place or culturally inspired research project that students will engage with throughout their time in Spain. What is one question you would like to explore that could inspire an inquiry project?*Spain & France: What do you think it means to be a respectful, contributing member of a homestay family? What do you hope to take away AND give when thinking about your relationship with your homestay family?*What level of French are you currently taking?*This trip is open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are currently enrolled in French II or above and who plan to continue to study French at Deerfield after our return.France: Imagine the following scenario - It is just past dinner time at your homestay, and you are expected to be in for the rest of the night. You do not have access to technology, and your homestay family is home. How do you imagine spending the rest of the evening in order to get the most out of the experience?*To note: A portion of this travel program will be “unplugged” where you will not have access to smartphones and other electronic devices in order to benefit form the full immersion experience. The ability to adapt and be flexible in these moments will be an important component of this travel program.South Korea: Describe a moment in your life when you exhibited a behavior of effective leadership.*This trip is open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students with a preference towards students who have a demonstrated interest in sharpening their skills as a leader.Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia: Why does learning about the history of conflict matter?*This trip is open to current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students with a preference towards students with a demonstrated interest in history. The Dominican Republic: Please describe a time when you were proud of the way you contributed to a team.*The Dominican Republic program will include required pre-trip reading and student-led discussions during the trip. What is one question you would like to explore about The Dominican Republic?*Have you applied to travel on a faculty-led CSGC travel program in previous years?*YesNoWhen you applied previously, were you selected to travel?*Yes -- I was selected and I chose to travel with DA.Yes -- I was selected but I was unable to travel with DA.No -- I was not selected to travel.Please note, previous travel experience is neither a requirement nor a disqualification for participating. Please list the previous DA trip(s) you joined.*If you have had any other (non-DA) travel abroad experiences, please list them here.Why are you applying for a spot on this trip?*If you are applying for more than one trip, please provide an answer with specific reasons why each trip interests you.How do you think this trip experience will enhance the remainder of your Deerfield career? What will you bring back to Deerfield to share with your peers, teachers and the wider community?*If you are applying for more than one trip, please provide an answer for each trip.Our June trips to France, Spain, and Dominican Republic conflict with the June 8 ACT.* By checking this box, I acknowledge this conflict and understand that I will not be able to test on those dates if I participate in a these aforementioned June travel programs. Our June trip to the Dominican Republic conflicts with the June 1 SAT.* By checking this box, I acknowledge this conflict and understand that I will not be able to test on those dates if I participate in a these aforementioned June travel program. Our June trips to Spain & France potentially conflict with the June 1 SAT (depending on final flight arrangements)* By checking this box, I acknowledge this conflict and understand that I may not be able to test on those dates if I participate in a these aforementioned June travel programs. Provide the name of the parent or guardian with whom you have discussed this trip. It is essential that you have a parent or guardian's agreement to apply.* First Last Please provide the email address of the parent or guardian you listed above.* Financial aid is available with priority given to students with demonstrated need who have not previously received aid for a Deerfield trip.PLEASE READ BEFORE SUBMITTING APPLICATION.* By checking this box, you understand that if you do not receive a copy of your application in your email after submission, then the CSGC has not received your application. You should save all your responses in a word doc before submitting your applicationNameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.