FAQs for Participants
You probably have a lot of questions about joning a trip. Check out some of these first, and, if you still need help, email SAIBCLS@ufsa.ufl.edu or FAB@LEADERSHIPANDSERVICE.UFL.EDU to ask!
As a participant there are certain things that are required of you, and things that are highly encouraged that you attend. Please note that the requirements must be met in order for you to go on your trip and your deposit is non-refundable should you choose not to meet all the requirements.
The following are MANDATORY:
- Orientation (Winter and MLK Trips will have their orientation on Tuesday, Nov 13 from 6 pm - 8 pm in the Corry Commons. More information will be sent out via email prior to your Orientation. Spring Break trips Orientation is TBD).
- By attending a trip, you are agreeing to be alcohol- and drug-free throughout the trip's duration.
-Attend all scheduled trip meetings planned by your site leaders to get to know your fellow trip members, get educated on the social issue, and get all the details of your trip logistics.
- Participate in a pre-trip service project planned by your Site Leaders to get a taste of what their service will be like during the break
- Join the fun at FAB Fest (March 2019) for end-of-the-year food, awards, and good times!
You will register for a FAB trip here.
Once you have completed the Qualtrics form, you will then be automatically directed to our payments page. From there, you will be directed to another page to enter in your credit card/debit card information.
Trip deposit amounts are $25. Trip deposits (non-refundable) must be paid in full in order to officially be registered as a participant (you can pay via credit/debit card on site). The remaining trip balance can be paid in full up front or at another time, but is due in full no later than three weeks prior to your trip leaving. Failure to do so will result in an academic hold being placed on your account or being dropped from you FAB trip.
You will not receive an automatic confirmation that you have registered for a trip. However, you should receive a confirmation that you have paid your deposit in the CashNet system. Trip registerations take about a week to process so please do not register more than once within Qualtrics. If you do not receive a confirmation for your trip deposit, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any further questions about becoming a FAB participant, please email email@example.com.
The Disallowed Character Keys message could indicate there is an issue with the internet browser you are trying to use to submit your FAB Trip Registration. Try registering for the FAB trip on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. If you are still having issues going through the entire registration and accessing the payment page after trying all three browsers, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While we understand that you are interested in some social issues more than others, FAB’s goal is to increase awareness & education about all social issues. In the past, participants who have not gotten their top choice(s) still LOVED their trip. We encourage you to try out a trip that is available!
The cost of trips covers food, transportation, and housing for the week or weekend. This cost is not dependent on the trip issue. A deposit must be paid at the time you sign up for the trip (see above, "How do I sign up for a trip?"), the remaining trip cost will be due 3 weeks prior to the trip. Failure to make trip payments by the deadline will result in an academic hold placed on your account or you being removed from a FAB trip.
2018-2019 trip costs are below:
Winter Break Refugee Resettlement: $160
MLK Environmental Preservation Trip: $85
MLK Community Development: $165
Spring Break Sustainable Agriculture: $138
IMPORTANT REGARDING REFUNDS:
FAB does NOT issue refunds. If an unavoidable EMERGENCY occurs, you must immediately notify the FAB Management Team of your decision to leave. If you choose to pursue a refund based on an emergency situation, you must then contact the Assistant Director of BCLS at email@example.com, within 48 hours of your drop from the trip. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing and include your name, FAB trip, and DOCUMENTATION of the unavoidable emergency. Refund requests will not be considered without documentation. Emergencies do not include decisions that you made to pursue other activities. There will be no refunds for any student dismissed from the program for reasons of misconduct or failure to comply with University of Florida and/or FAB policies, procedures, and regulations.
You will be responsible for these terms listed on the application:
You will be directed to the iPay system to pay your $25 trip deposit. I understand that the deposit I pay to be placed on a FAB trip is NON-REFUNDABLE unless the following conditions apply:
+I am deemed not in good standing with the university before placement on a trip.
+I have been awarded a scholarship through the National Gator Parent & Family Leadership Council Scholarship for FAB.
Should I not meet the requirements of trip participation (orientation/workshops), I understand that my refund is also non-refundable. The remaining trip balance is due three weeks prior to trip send off. However, if I cancel my trip after the remaining trip balance due date, I understand that I am responsible for paying the REMAINING balance.
After this page, you will be directed to our payments page to pay for deposit for a FAB trip. If you are interested in a Winter, MLK, or Spring Break Week trip, your application will not be considered complete until you pay the deposit or you have confirmation that you have been awarded a scholarship through the the National Gator Parent & Family Leadership Council Scholarship for FAB.
YES! The David & Wanda Brown Center for Leadership & Service and Florida Alternative Breaks would like to thank UF's National Gator Parent & Family Leadership Council in providing funding to award forty scholarships to students who wish to participate in a Florida Alternative Break experience. We will offer scholarships to cover up to $100 off per trip. Scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 are available to all students who have been placed on a FAB trip.
We will have two scholarship windows open to accommodate different trip seasons for FAB. Our first scholarship window will run from early September to October 29. Our second scholarship window will run from November 26 to February 1. We will reward up to 20 scholarships for the first round of scholarship applications.
Online Application: FAB Scholarship applications for 2018-2019 are now closed.
If you have further questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekend trip - 8 hours
MLK Weekend- 20 hours
Winter Break- 25 hours
Spring Week- 40 hours
Simple! Just go to https://www.leadershipandservice.ufl.edu/payments.
IMPORTANT: All trip deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE and if you drop after the payment deadline, you will be responsible for paying ALL of your remaining trip balance. More information regarding refunds can be found in the "How much will each trip cost" section.
Participants wishing to drop must send an email to email@example.com stating their withdrawal. Any other form of notification will not be accepted.
You have approximately 48 hours (or 2 business days) to submit your FAB trip deposit after you submit your Qualtrics Trip Registeration or to submit an application to National Gator Parent & Family Leadership Council FAB Scholarship. All of the Qualtrics submissions are time-stamped. Failure to pay your deposit within 48 hours or submitting a scholarship application will result in your spot not being held, and you will need to resubmit your trip registeration.
Graduate students are allowed and welcome to register and go on FAB trips!
Early September 2018