Student Trip FAQ's


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

A: April 19-May 3, 2020

Q: Why are there different prices for different segments of the Southern Region?

A: There exists a generous matching fund from the International March of the Living in partnership with regions in the USA and Canada. Some cities affiliated with the MOLSouth agree to match the International MOL's largess on individual city basis. Check with your City Coordinators for your pricing.

Q: What do you get for the tuition price?

A: From the moment you board the flight in Chicago you get:

  • Quality education about Poland, the Holocaust and Israel

  • 3 International flights

  • All Meals

  • All Land arrangements & admissions

  • 3-4 Star hotels in Poland & Modern Youth Hostels in Israel

  • Professional Guides

  • Excellent Security Arrangements


Each participant gets:

  • One MOL Southern Region pin

  • 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?

A: Yes. Extra hoodies, shirts, pins, hats, stickers, beanies, headbands and other items may be purchased for trading! Just see the Store for ordering.


Q: What sites do we see in each Country?


  • March of the Living on YOM HASHOAH (This is one reason why MOL is unique – THE HOLIDAYS)

  • 1,000 YEARS OF Jewish life in Poland

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

  • 3 Ghettos: Warsaw, Krakow, Tarnow

  • Cemeteries

  • Umschlagplatz in Warsaw

  • JCC in Krakow and/or Warsaw

  • Celebration in Polish Synagogues

  • Spend a unique Shabbat in Warsaw or Krakow

  • Meet with Polish students

  • Polin: The Museum of Polish Jews in Warsaw


  • March of the Living on YOM HA'ATZMAUT (This is one reason why MOL is unique – THE HOLIDAYS).

  • Rafting on the Jordan River.

  • Jerusalem: Kotel, Old City, Mt Herzl.

  • The Negev Desert.

  • Chesed Project at Beit Elazraki.

  • Yom Hazikaron memorial at Beit Elazraki.

  • Yom Ha'atzmaut Celebration of the 72nd birthday of the modern Israeli State.

  • Partnership 2gether Visits.

  • JNF Biking.

  • Shabbat experience in Jerusalem (There can be visitation with Family, at Youth Hostel, if requested)

  • Shopping in Markets and Elsewhere.

  • History in Israel from Temple Times and War for Independence.

  • Aspects of problems that face Israel.

Q: What is required of students?

A: An Interview with a panel of MOL adults and staff, including a mental health professional.

  • Before the Trip - Attend Required Learning sessions in Boca Raton on Sunday afternoons: Beginning January 2020 for FIVE– 3 hour sessions.

  • 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 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 Information 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?

A: Directions are also found on Student Trip Page. Once the application is filled-out on-line, the candidate will receive an email from the MOL office detailing all that needs to be completed.


Q: How does a student get an interview?

A: To be eligible for an interview these items are required to be submitted to the Southern region MOL office in Boca Raton:

  • A $1,000 Deposit (Except Louisville, Sarasota and New Zealand) This is due UPON SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION, A PAYMENT PAGE COMES UP (Financial Aid available).

  • UP-TO-DATE Passport Copy. Inside copy of picture page of the passport or proof of application for a passport.

    • Passport EXPIRATION must be after November 3, 2020.

  • TWO - 2” x 2” Quality Passport Photos (for ID tags and if PP gets misplaced).

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

  • Doctor Portion of medical form signed by your physician (Found Here).

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

NO APPLICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER Thanksgiving and then there is, usually, a wait list.

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

A: Israelis who are 17-18, need a Pator from the army. Also, if one parent is Israeli they will need a Pator or a notarized agreement with the MOL Director.

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

Call 561.852.6013 or email for more information.


Q: How long do we stay in each Country?

A: 6 days in each country.


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

A: A day after we return from the trip... Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 15, 2020. IB's can be deferred to November, 2020 (Check with your counselor and teacher). AICE does not allow for exam deferments; students should speak with their guidance counselors immediately concerning these. MOLSouth 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 school systems, when needed.

Q: Is there Financial Assistance?

A: Yes. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, Synagogues, MOL, local Jewish Federations. No student is refused for true financial need.


Q: How are Payments Handled for Student Buses?

A $1,000 deposit (Except Sarasota, Lousiville and New Zealand), of which $250 is a non-refundable registration fee due with complete “on-line” application:

  • ~ DUE DECEMBER 1, 2019: 50% of balance due.

  • ~ DUE JANUARY 15, 2020: Remainder of balance due.


Late Payment fee of 5% of balance will be assessed if bill, not paid in full, by January 15, 2020.

Payment Plans Available (Contact City Representative).

Withdrawals: All withdrawal and transfer requests must be written and dated to take effect.

Transfer to Other Region: In the event the applicant transfers to another region, the Southern Region will keep all monies paid out on the applicants behalf, based on the due dates of the refund policy found herein.


Q: What is the Refund Policy?

A: Cancellation & Refund Policy (Prior to 3/10/2020):

  • Up to August 31, 2019: FULL REFUND

  • From September 1-October 31, 2019: Refund less $500

  • From November 1 to November 30, 2019: Refund less $1,500

  • From December 1, 2019 to January 15, 2020: Refund less $3,000

  • From January 16, 2020 to February 15, 2020: Refund less $4,000

  • February 16, 2020 to March 9, 2020: Refund less $5,000

  • March 10, 2020 and After : NO Refund

~ Participants canceling prior to dates indicated would receive all monies paid as a refund less the indicated un-reimbursed amount.


~ In the event of cancellation all organizations that have provided scholarship aid to families are refunded first.