The Bahamas Enrollment Information 2024

Congratulations on being selected to travel on The Bahamas travel program! This trip is dedicated to improving your scientific research skills while contextualizing your findings within the realities of culture and the challenges of sustainability. Additionally, you will actively engage with place through a variety of challenging outdoor experiences.

Enrollment Process:

  1. Review the resources to make an informed decision
    • Once you have read the resources, please contact us if you decide NOT to enroll.
  2. Complete the enrollment paperwork
    • Please note: You will have to print, upload, and mail paperwork as part of this process. Thank you in advance!
  3. Complete payment

1. Review Resources to Make an Informed Decision

As you and your family consider your enrollment, please consult the following resources:

  • Review updated itinerary: Visit The Bahamas Travel Program page
  • The Bahamas 2024 Travel Medicine Advisory Letter from Dr. Benson, Medical Director of Deerfield Academy
  • CDC  and State Department briefings on travel to The Bahamas (A PDF of the CDC page from November 16 can be downloaded here if you would prefer)
  • Information about International SOS (ISOS), our travel medicine and security services provider
    • If you would like to speak with a medical or security professional at ISOS about the trip, please contact the CSGC.
  • Program Notes:
    • Pre-trip programming will begin for this trip on Saturday, March 2 at noon, for no additional cost students will be able to stay in their dorm and day students will be invited to stay on campus should they choose, all meals will be provided and students will participate in trip prep and framing activities. If the student has a compelling reason to be off campus during this time for example post season tournaments or family events, please contact the CSGC to make arrangements for completing pre trip activities at an alternate time and coordinating the time you will rejoin the group for a smooth departure.
    • Students are expected to minimize wastewater production and electricity consumption throughout their daily activities. This means that:
      • This is an “unplugged” trip where students will not have access to cell phones or internet for the duration of their time in The Bahamas.
      • Students may not bring their own snacks to the CEI campus. Most meals will be prepared by CEI in their dining hall, where the kitchen team emphasizes sustainable practices and reduction of food waste.
    • Deerfield students will live together in open-style dormitory separated by gender with several bunks per room. There is no air conditioning.
    • Depending on your nationality, a tourist visa may be required to travel to The Bahamas. Please click here to check if you will need a tourist visa to visit The Bahamas.
    • This trip conflicts with the March 9 SAT test date.

2. Complete Enrollment Paperwork

Once you have considered the above information with your parent/guardian and have decided to enroll, please download and complete with your parent/guardian the following forms, if you and your parent/guardian agree to all terms.

If you are choosing not to enroll, please let the Center for Service and Global Citizenship know as soon as possible.

All forms must be submitted by December 4.

1. Download Forms:

2. Scan & Upload:

Once completed, please scan the following:

  • Deerfield Waiver (Please Note: original with student & parent/guardian signatures needs to be mailed in as well)
  • A color copy of your student passport (Please Note: Passports must be valid at time of entry through departure, throughout the duration of stay.)

To securely upload forms, please choose from the following:

Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

DA Employee Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

3. Mail Forms:

Once previous steps have been completed, please mail the following original copies with ink signatures:

  • Deerfield Waiver: Deerfield Academy’s Agreement, Waiver, and Release of Liability Form for The Bahamas
  • Third Party Provider Form: CEI Medical Authorization & Liability Release
  • Travel Health Questionnaire

Mail to:

The Center for Service and Global Citizenship
Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, MA 01342


3. Complete Payment

A non-refundable trip deposit, paid by check or wire transfer is due by December 4. Please make checks payable to Deerfield Academy and write the trip name on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to the CSGC, 7 Boyden Lane, Deerfield, MA 01342. For wire transfer instructions please contact the Finance Office at

Please see the invitation email for specific payment information, or contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship via email or phone: 413-774-1435.

This page contains enrollment information for students who have been selected for one of our 2024 trips. If you are interested in other Global Studies programs or future travel opportunities, please contact the The Center for Service and Global Citizenship.