COLLEGIATE Global Service Initiative 2017

The Alpha Chi Omega Collegiate Global Service Initiative combines direct service,
immersion and Alpha Chi Omega principles and values into one unique experience. 

While traveling with sisters from across the country, participants will build,rebuild
or remodel areas and structures of need; experience local customs and cultures;
connect the experience to their Alpha Chi Omega experience; and be forever changed by the opportunity.

For information regarding the 2017 alumnae global service initiative, please click here.

 
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WHY APPLY? 

Trip Dates and Project Details

Two collegiate trips will take place May 20-27, 2017 in Jamaica. This experience will include service projects within the Jamaica community. Past projects have included assisting with building an addition to a primary school cafeteria; mixing concrete and laying foundation block for an addition to a local church; painting the inside of an addition to a local school; and laying concrete and painting a netball court for an area primary school.
To read more about the experiences of past trip attendees visit the Alpha Chi Omega blog or check out 2016 video blogs on our Facebook page. 

Registration Fee

The cost for the collegiate trip for individual participants is $750 plus round-trip transportation to Jamaica. Your investment includes meals, accommodations and travel on the island. The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation funds the additional costs associated with the experience. Participants may want nominal spending money while traveling for shopping at the local market, local attractions on the free day and additional food and beverage at the hotel property.

Accommodations and Meals

Participants will be staying in bungalows at a beachfront hotel property. Each room will be shared with multiple trip participants. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the resort each day with lunch either at the worksite or at a local restaurant. All accommodations and meals are included in registration fees. You will experience some traditional Jamaican food during the trip.

Application Information/Timeline

Any Alpha Chi Omega collegian in good standing, who will be returning as an undergraduate student in fall 2017, is able to commit to the entirety of the trip, and is in good physical condition is eligible to apply for this experience. Thirty six participants will be selected based on their application to participate in two simultaneous trips, 18 on each trip.

    The application deadline for the 2017 trip has passed.
   
    Participants notified: Middle of December
    $375 non-refundable deposit: January 15, 2017
    $375 non-refundable payment: March 15, 2017
 

Additional Trip Planning Information

You will need a passport to participate in this experience. Everyone will receive thorough participant information upon selection and all participants are expected to attend pre-trip information sessions.


If you have additional questions, please contact Amy Colvin Mustafa, Senior Director of Education and Engagement.

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