Q: Who can all go on ABE Trips?
A: ABE Trips are open to all CSS students.
Q: How can I apply to participate on ABE Trips?
A: We use two different application formats, both of which are online. Applications for International ABE Trips use the Terra Dotta system. They are divided into applications specific to the trip you are interested in (you will need to make an account to fill out an application). Domestic trips will be using the Google Forms system, which is also divided into specific site applications. Go to the Participant Information page to find these links.
Q: How can I apply to lead ABE Trips?
A: Like the applications for a participant, individuals can apply to be a co-leader using the Terra Dotta (international trips) and Google Form (domestic trips) systems. Go to the Co-Leader Information page to find these links.
Q: Do I have to pay with cash?
A: No! While we do accept cash payments, you can also pay for your ABE Trip via check, or credit card. Checks can be brought to Campus Ministry (T20). Go to the "Make an Online Payment" page for more information regarding e-payments.
Q: Are scholarships available?
A: Yes! Scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is an additional application to fill out using google form. Applications for scholarship are due by the same deadline as the participant application. Individuals who receive scholarships are required to write a reflection paper about their experience with ABE as well as some additional activities based on their scholarship amount. Go to the "Scholarships" page for more information.
Q: Am I responsible for my own flight if the trip requires one?
A: No. The ABE Team purchases flights for everyone, all at the same time. No student is required to purchase their flight ticket. This cost is included in the overall ABE fee.
Q: Are meals provided?
A: Yes! Meals are included in the price of the cost. You are able to bring money along if you wish to purchase additional food during travelling (airport, stopping at gas stations, etc.)
Q: How do I use Terra Dotta?
A: Check out this attachment that has step-by-step instructions on how to submit an application.