Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I or my teen register to participate in the 2024 March of the Living program?
Teen 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.
Adults interested in traveling on the March of the Living can learn more about the Adult program with the Friends of the March of the Living HERE.
2. Will sessions be held in person?
The program will be held in person this year including in-person Interviews as well as a Shabbaton. Participation in all local programming is required to travel on the March.
Click HERE to review the program calendar.
3. Is there a fee to participate in the 2024 program?
The non-refundable application fee is $260. The application fee is not applied toward tuition and is separate from the total cost of the program. At this time, we do not have all the details regarding the cost of the full program. We expect tuition to be between $7,995-$9,995 because of safety protocols, added costs for travel, and inflation. Tuition details and the cancellation policy will be determined by November 2023. All payments will need to be paid between November 2023 and February 2024 for the program, so please plan accordingly.
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.
We will update this information should this policy change over time.
5. Why should I sign up for the 2024 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.
7. What are the dates for the 2024 program?
Travel dates for the 2024 program are tentatively May 1-15. There are a number of educational sessions including a Shabbaton that are required for students to participate in. Sessions are approximately 4-6 hours in length once a month. Dates for the 2024 program can be found HERE on the program calendar.
Participation at all sessions and Shabbaton 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.
Teens must participate in the full 2-week program and are not able to deviate from the full 2-week travel experience. Teens cannot leave after Poland, leave Israel early or join the group mid-way through the program. Deviation requests to meet the group in Poland or extend travel will be reviewed on a case-by-case situation. This year, the March of the Living is not able to coordinate deviations and if a participant is approved by Miami MOTL staff to deviate (meet the group in Poland or extend their stay in Israel only), they will need to pay and coordinate flights on their own.
8. It looks like we are traveling over AP exams, what do I do?
If a student is taking AP classes, the College Board has granted an extension to all March of the Living participants to take the AP exams, which coincide during the trip, during the make-up period. Students must coordinate make-up exams with their individual schools. Click HERE for more information.
9. 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: email@example.com
or calling us at: 305-576-4030 ext. 143.