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Q: What are the Trip Dates for the student buses?

April 16 - April 30, 2023 (Tentative)

Q: When is the application due?
Applications and all required documents are due by November 14, 2022 and will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Only complete applications (including all required forms) will be considered.  Space is limited so we strongly encourage you to complete your application ASAP to be guaranteed a space. 

Q: What do you get for the tuition price?

From the moment you board the flight you will receive:

  • Quality education in Poland and Israel, including the Holocaust, renewal of Jewish life and the establishment of the modern state of Israel

  • 3 International flights

  • All Meals

  • All Land arrangements & admissions

  • 3-4 Star hotels in Poland, Youth Hostels in Israel

  • Professional Guides

  • Excellent Security

 

Each participant will receive:

  • One MOL Southern Region pin

  • MOL Southern Region t-shirt

  • MOL backpack

  • MOL jacket

  • Name tag and neck wallet

  • Never Forget Sticker

  • Journal

  • Unmatched Holocaust and Israel Education

 

Q: Are there items for sale?

Yes. Extra hoodies, shirts, pins, hats, stickers, beanies, headbands and other items may be purchased for trading! Please visit the MOL Store to order. You may also purchase items in person on March 30, 2023 during parent/student orientation.

 

Q: What sites do we see in each Country?

POLAND:

  • We will march from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Yom Hashoah

  • Learn about 1,000 YEARS of Jewish life in Poland

  • Visit 4 death and labor camps: Auschwitz, Birkenau, Treblinka, Majdanek

  • Explore 2 Ghettos: Warsaw, Krakow

  • Honor the memory of our ancestors by walking through the cemetery in Lodz and Warsaw

  • Learn about Umschlagplatz in Warsaw and Lodz

  • Visit the JCC in Krakow and/or Warsaw

  • Explore the beauty and rich history of Synagogues throughout Poland

  • Spend a unique Shabbat in Warsaw

  • Meet with Polish students

  • Study at the Polin Museum: The Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw

ISRAEL:

  • We will march from Safra Square to the Kotel in Jerusalem on Yom Ha'Atzmaut

  • Go rafting on the Jordan River

  • Explore Jerusalem - including the Kotel, Old City and Mt. Herzl

  • Learn about the Negev Desert

  • Participate in a Chesed project at Beit Elazraki 

  • Observe Yom Hazikaron - Memorial Day - with Israeli teens

  • Celebrate Yom Ha'atzmaut - the 75th birthday of the modern State of Israel       

  • Meet and learn from Israeli teens from our P2G program

  • Enjoy a biking excursion with JNF

  • Shop in Israeli Markets

  • Study the history of Israel from Temple Times to the War for Independence

  • Learn about current challenges facing Israel

Q: What is required of students?

An Interview with a panel of MOL professionals and volunteers, including a mental health professional.

  • Prior to the Trip - Attend REQUIRED Educational sessions in Boca Raton on Sunday afternoons: Beginning January 8, 2023 for FIVE – 3 hour sessions and 2 parent meetings. (February 2, 2023 & March 30, 2023) 

  • Before the Trip - Write an optional "Testimonial" to be shared on the trip with fellow travelers.

  • Attend morning-prayer services each morning on the trip (choice of denominations and learners/musical/egalitarian services).

  • Abide by the Code of Conduct found in the on-line application; relating to ALL MOLSouth activities, before and during the trip.

  • Help us with your presence at Fund-Raisers and Informational Meetings.

  • Be an ambassador for the trip and the Jewish people.

  • Perform an act of community responsibility and Chesed related to your trip experience.

  • Keep in touch with our alumni committee.

Q: What is the Time Frame and Procedure for the application process?

Directions are also found on the  Student Trip Page. Once the application is completed online, the candidate will receive an email from the MOL office detailing all that needs to be completed. You can also see the checklist below with all of the requirements.

 

Q: How does a student get an interview?

To be eligible for an interview these items are required to be submitted to the Southern Region MOL office in Boca Raton once the Student Bus application has been submitted online:

  • A $180 Application Fee (Except Louisville, Sarasota and New Zealand) This is due UPON SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION, AS THE PAYMENT PAGE COMES UP (Financial Aid available). Please note the application fee is fully refundable until November 14, 2022.

  • CURRENT Passport Copy. Inside copy of picture page of the passport or proof of application for a passport.

    • Passport EXPIRATION must be after November 8, 2023.

  • TWO - 2” x 2” Quality Passport Photos (for security purposes).

  • Copy of Family Medical Insurance Card (front and back).

  • Medical form signed and completed by your physician (Found Here).

  • Copy of your Immunization Form (from Doctor or your school).

  • Copy of your COVID - 19 Vaccination card. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 15, 2022 - apply early as space is limited this year.

Q: What if I am an Israeli or I have a parent who is Israeli?

Israelis who are 17 or 18 years old, need a Pator from the army. In addition, if at least one parent is Israeli you will need a Pator or a notarized agreement with the MOL Director.

South African citizens and some Latin American Countries need a visa for Poland.

Call 561.852.6013 or email MOL@bocafed.org for more information.

 

Q: How long do we stay in each country?

We are spending 7 days in Poland followed by 6 days in Israel.

 

Q: When are AP’s, AICE and IB’s and how are they handled?

 AP exams begin May 1, 2023 after the return from the 'March'. If you are an IB Student, please note, IB Exams can be deferred to November, 2023 (Check with your counselor and teacher). AICE does not allow for exam deferments; students should speak with their guidance counselors immediately concerning these. MOL South takes no responsibility for these, as our students all know they are making arrangements to participate on the March of the Living.  We do send letters to schools and districts when necessary.

Q: Is there Financial Assistance?

Yes. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, Synagogues, MOL, local Jewish Federations, etc... may provide financial assistance. Please contact the March of the Living Office for financial assistance, NO student is refused due to true financial need.

 

Q: How are Payments Handled for Student Buses?

  • $180 application fee is due with the application. The application fee is fully refundable.

  • DUE UPON ACCEPTANCE: 50% of tuition 

  • DUE DECEMBER 1, 2022: 25% of remaining balance 

  • DUE JANUARY 3,, 2023: Final tuition payment (Remainder of the balance) 

 

5 % Late Payment Fee of account balance will be assessed if a bill is not paid in full by January 3, 2023.

Payment Plans Available (Contact City Representative).

Withdrawals: All withdrawal and transfer requests must be submitted in writing to MOL@bocafed.org 

Transfer to Other Region: In the event the applicant transfers to another region, fees are not transferable to other regions. Please refer to the cancellation and refund policy.

 

Q: What is the Refund Policy?

Please click here for detailed information regarding the refund policy.

 

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