Leader and Participant Applications
Winter Break 2013 applications were due on September 15, 2013. The application link listed below is still active to allow participants to update some trip information. New applications submitted after the September 15th deadline will not be considered for any trips. A new Spring 2014 application will be available on December 22, 2013.
Watch for spring and summer break applications:
December 22, 2013: Spring trip applications available
February 2, 2013: Summer trip applications available
All Columbus campus students are eligible and encouraged to apply for Buck-I-SERV, Ohio State’s alternative breaks program. For consideration, students must apply online by the deadlines listed below.
The application is available at: http://buckiserv.osu.edu/secure/trip/application.aspx.
For best results, type short answer/essay responses in a separate document to avoid losing your work due to loss of internet connectivity. Once responses are drafted, log back into application to successfully submit the application. See Trip Leader tab to preview short answer questions.
You will receive a confirmation email after successful submission of the Buck-I-SERV application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please resubmit application.
Winter Application Deadlines:
International Leader Applications: August 28th no later than 11:59pm
International Participant Applications: September 4th no later than 11:59pm
Domestic Leader Applications: September 4th no later than 11:59pm
Domestic Participant Applications: September 15th no later than 11:59pm
Winter Break Kick-Off Event: Friday, October 4th at 6pm *All selected participants, leaders, and advisors should plan to attend this event.
Winter Break Trip Leader Trainings: See Trip Leader section of website for mandatory training dates.
Winter Break Trips: December 14-21, 2013
Spring Break Trips: March 8- March 15, 2014 *Application will be available beginning December 22, 2013.
Summer Break Trips: April 30- May 7, 2014*Application will be available beginning February 2, 2014.
Domestic trip costs for participants range from $100-$375 depending on location distance and housing accommodations. Cost includes transportation, lodging, site fees, and a small donation to your service site on behalf of the group. Unless otherwise noted, food is NOT included in the cost of the trip. See Current Trips for pricing details.