Alternative Spring Break 2017
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost to participate?
The program cost is $1,802, which includes food, lodging, all travel within destination country, travel insurance, and cultural & recreational activities but does not include flight (approximately $740) and transportation to/from a NJ/NY airport. We have applied to Hillel’s Repair the World grant which will reduce the program cost for each participant. We will also be happy to assist you with your individual fundraising efforts.
How competitive is it to get on this trip?
This answer depends on the number of applications we receive. The ideal number of participants is between 15-20. However, if we see that many more students are committed to going on this trip, we’d consider allowing more students to come!
What will the application process be like?
After completing the online application, you will be contacted to set up an interview with a Hillel staff member. The deadline to apply is 12/01/2016.
Do I have to be Jewish to go?
The trip is open to any UD student! You do not need to be Jewish to go on the trip, although there is a definite Jewish component to the trip. For example, we will be celebrating Shabbat during the trip and referring to Jewish texts during group discussions.
Do I book my own flight?
We will be booking the flight as a group with the help of a travel agent.
What will the trip be like?
This trip combines service, Jewish learning and cultural exploration into one awesome, jam-packed week! Hillel Assistant Director Nicole Wasilus would be happy to send you a draft itinerary if you email her.
Where will we be staying?
We will be staying in a hotel, likely the Lansdowne Hotel in Belfast. There will be two students to each room.