Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I or my teen register to participate in the 2023 March of the Living program?
Participants will need to apply HERE. Spots will be limited this year, so we encourage each student to complete their application and sign up for an interview in a timely manner.
2. Will sessions be held in person?
The program will be primarily held in person this year, with a few virtual sessions. Interviews for the program will all be virtual. If the transmission rate in Miami-Dade elevates significantly, we will adjust our sessions as needed. Click HERE to review the program calendar.
3. Is there a fee to participate in the 2023 program?
The non-refundable application fee is $180. The application fee is not applied toward tuition and is separate from the total cost of the program.
The tuition cost of the program is $7,990.The Friends of the March of the Living has paid $350 toward each student’s tuition. We are grateful to the Friends of the March of the Living for their support which allows us to offer a subsidized tuition of $7,990.
The tuition includes all flight and travel arrangements, food, education (pre-educational sessions and education on the trip), SWAG, and much more
In addition to the tuition fee, participants will need to obtain travel and medical insurance as a separate purchase. Insurance must include cancellation, interruption and medical coverage. Further details about travel insurance will be provided after acceptance into the program and updated here accordingly.
4. Do I have to be vaccinated to join the program?
We will be experiencing the March program with Holocaust Survivors who feel safest sharing spaces and traveling with teens who are vaccinated. We believe in creating a safe environment for every participant and staff member. Participants should be vaccinated.
In addition we recommend receiving a Covid booster and a flu shot prior to departure.
5. Why should I sign up for the 2023 program?
The March is a six-month educational program as well as a two-week immersive travel experience to Poland and Israel. Every year our goal is for Marchers to become upstanders. Join the March to learn how you can stand up against hate and antisemitism. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from Survivors and Second Gens in addition to being immersed in visiting sites of our collective past. An additional goal for the Miami March is to prepare participants for antisemitism and/or anti-Israel rhetoric seen on college campuses.
6. Who is eligible to participate in the program?
Eligible teens are Jewish high school seniors in Miami-Dade County. Priority goes to students who live in Miami- Dade, attend school in Miami-Dade and/or belong to a Synagogue in Miami-Dade. Typically, students need to have two out of these three items checked off to be considered for our Miami-Dade program (i.e., live and go to school in Miami-Dade or live and belong to a synagogue in Miami-Dade). Attending ALL educational sessions are mandatory for participating in the full program.
6. What are the dates for the 2023 program?
Virtual sessions will be approximately 2 hours in length. In person sessions will be 4-6 hours in length. Details can be found HERE on the program calendar.
Participation at all sessions is mandatory. If teens cannot attend a specific session, there will be a homework assignment to complete and/or a make-up session that they will be required to attend.
8. I’m confused about my options. Who can I talk with to answer my questions?
Yes! We would love to speak with you.
Please contact us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling us at: 305-576-4030 ext. 143.