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: CSGC Travel Program Application Process CSGC - 2019-20 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 2020 CSGC travel program. Applications should be submitted no later than 9:45 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2019. 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. Applicant's Name* First Last Applicant's Email* Class Year*2020202120222023Please note: Students in the class of 2020 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.* Jordan: Food and Water in a Cross-cultural Context (March 7 - March 17) Costa Rica: Exploring Biodiversity (March 7 - March 15) Tanzania: Understanding Sustainable Development (March 7- March 20) The Bahamas: Marine Ecology and Sustainable Systems (March 6 - March 15) American South: Activism & Leadership Through the Lens of the American Civil Rights Movement (March 6 - March 12) France: Americans in France in the Era of the World Wars (March 6-13) The Dominican Republic: House Building with Cambiando Vidas (June 5 - June 13) Oaxaca: Language and Culture (June 4 - June 25) United Kingdom: Art & Society (June 13 - June 27) China: Language and Culture (June 3 - June 27) 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#4American South: What is an issue you are passionate about, and how have you engaged with this particular issue*The American South trip is open to all students with preference given to students who have a demonstrated interest in activism, leadership, and/or African-American literature and history.American South: This trip is open to all students with preference given to students who have a demonstrated interest in African-American literature and history. How does this statement apply to you?*Jordan: This program is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: Arabic language and culture, sustainability and research (especially in relation to global freshwater and food issues), and history of the Middle East. How does this statement apply to you?*France: Much of this trip will engage with the history, art and literature of France -- including what was produced by Americans in France -- in the first half of the twentieth century. Is there a person, place, event or cultural form (e.g. literature, music, art) that you look forward to learning more about on this program? And why so?*France: Are there courses at Deerfield or another school that you have taken that have touched upon France (and/or Americans in France) during the Era of the World Wars?This program is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interest in the history of France and the USA.The Costa Rica 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 Costa Rica program may contain activities such as hiking, snorkeling, and swimming, and accommodations for the majority of the trip are rustic. 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.Costa Rica: Discuss a time you stepped outside of your comfort zone during a physically active experience:*The Costa Rica trip is open to all students with a preference towards those with a demonstrated interest in scientific inquiry and willingness to participate in outdoor adventure.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. Oaxaca: 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 III or above and who plan to continue to study Spanish at Deerfield after our return.Oaxaca & China: 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 Chinese are you currently taking?*This trip is open to current 9th, 10th and 11th grade students who are currently enrolled in Chinese II or above and who plan to continue to study Chinese at Deerfield after our return.United Kingdom: Please list any studio art and/or art history courses you have previously taken whether at Deerfield or elsewhere during your high school career.*This trip is open to all current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students with a preference towards those who have completed at least one term of studio art.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 China, Oaxaca and the Dominican Republic conflict with the June 6 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 Oaxaca, the Dominican Republic, UK, and China conflict with the June 13 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. 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 YOUR APPLICATION* By checking this box, you understand that you should save all your responses in a word doc before submitting your application. 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. NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.