The cost of each Arrupe program is paid primarily through the collective fundraising effort of all Arrupe undergrad students - i.e. all Participants and Student Leaders. Participants are asked to pay an initial fee of $500 and Student Leaders an initial fee of $250 as their own first contribution. Each Arrupe undergrad is then asked to prepare at least 25 letters that will be mailed to family members and friends and to participate in a variety of summer initiatives. Additionally, in the fall, Arrupe undergrads participate in a “Point Drive” (which involves asking peers to donate from their B.C. dining services meal plan) and several other Small Community-driven initiatives.
It is the responsibility of all Arrupe undergrad students to raise enough funds to completely cover the cost of each of the 9 Arrupe programs – including everyone’s airfare, in-country partner organization programming fees, food, lodging, travel medical insurance, as well as pre- and post-trip retreats and other administrative expenses. The fundraising process is a collective effort. While some undergrads may be able to generate more funds than others, each person is expected to contribute equally to the collective fundraising process in terms of time commitment, creativity, resourcefulness, and hard work.
It may be helpful for each Participant and Student Leader to aim to raise approximately $1,200 - $1,500 via the letter campaign and summer projects, not including the Point Drive campaign and Small Community fundraising efforts.
Participants and student leaders for the 2016-2017 Arrupe programs will be asked to pay their initial program fees online. Arrupe students should expect to receive an email from the University Mission & Ministry Service Center during June-August 2016 with a link to make their payment. If you do not receive this email, please contact Arrupe.Program@bc.edu.