During the tours, students will be doing a considerable amount of walking therefore it is recommended that they wear sneakers and other comfortable clothing. There is no need to bring any dress clothing, high heels, etc. Females will not be permitted to wear mini-skirts, wife-beaters or similar clothing and males will not be permitted to wear shorts during the campus tours.
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financially responsible for meals, snacks, souvenirs, and any items acquired
during shopping trips. We will visit at least one mall during the tour. School
tours usually include a visit to the school's bookstore. Estimated cost of some
schools popular souvenir items are:
Meals $20 per day (If 2 meals per day covered by HBCA then $9.00 per day)
Baseball caps $20.00
Sweat shirts $25.00
Hooded sweat shirts $40.00
Chaperones will accompany students during tours, restaurants and hotel. During visits to large enclosed areas such as a mall or amusement park were it is impossible for chaperones to stay with all students, students are required to stay within the grounds of the property.
Yes. With chaperone approval, male\female students are allowed to co-visit. During these visits the room door must remain open. These rooms are closely monitored by the chaperones. At no time will private coed visits (1 male and 1 female student alone) be allowed. All students will be in their assigned rooms after curfew.
The cost of the trip will vary from year to year. It is HBCA's goal keep the cost under $300 or enough to cover approximately 50% of the total expenses of the trip. The other %50 of the cost is subsidized by funds received through private foundations. The fee covers the hotel accommodations and transportation. If fund raising objectives are met we will also include two meals per day and the cost of activities.
The phone in the rooms will not have
long distance service. Students will be allowed to use the lobby phones or the
chaperonesí phone. We strongly advice students to bring a calling card or cell
We plan to finalize the rider list on or about the end of March.
You may receive notice within 4 weeks following your interview providing all
materials are received.
Refunds are given if a student is not selected. Deposits are non-refundable. Due to our commitment to the bus company and hotels, refunds cannot be given for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline indicated on the application. Typically the 2nd week in March.