Q – Where do I send my payments?
A – Apostolic Youth Corps
8855 Dunn Road
Hazelwood, MO 63042
Q – What forms of payment are accepted?
A – A check or money order. Sending large amounts of cash through the mail is discouraged. All funds must be U.S.
Q – Who do I make my AYC check or money order to?
A – Apostolic Youth Corps
Q – What is needed with my application to make it complete?
A – Completed application, application fee of $100, picture, essay, parent’s signature (if applicant is a minor), and 2 reference forms (Either Scholastic or Employer, and Pastoral.)
Q – After sending the $100 application fee, when is the rest of the money due?
A – You will receive an AYC acceptance packet after the application deadline that includes payment vouchers. Using these vouchers the remaining funds will be broken down into three easy payments that will be due in April, May, and June.
Q – Do I have to send in an Employer or Scholastic form if I’m not in school and do not have a job?
A – Yes. You can have a former teacher fill it out for you. We have to have both employer/scholastic and pastoral reference forms on file for your application to be complete.
Q – When will I know if I’m accepted?
A – After the application deadline. February 1st for Global trips, and March 1st for North American trips.
Q – How will I be contacted?
A – You will receive an emailed acceptance letter, and receive an acceptance packet in the mail. We will communicate mostly through email, so make sure we have your current email address, and the email address of someone who will be helping you prepare for your trip.
Q – Is airfare included in the price of the AYC Global Short Term trips?
A – International airfare is covered. However, you will need to purchase your trip to and from the departure city. This city is where everyone will meet and fly from together to the trip site. The departure city is determined after the trip deadline, closer to the trip.
Q – Is airfare included in the price of the AYC North America Short Term trip?
A – No. You will need to book and pay for your flight into and out of the trip site. There will be details of preferred flight arrival and departure times in the acceptance packet.
Q – Can my payment be postmarked by the due date?
A – No, it must be in our office by the due date.
Q – Can I send all the money in once I have it?
A – Yes. Once you are accepted, each payment has to be at least the amount given on the payment voucher, but it can be as much as you would like.
Q – Do I have to pay for luggage fees?
A – Yes. You have to pay for luggage fees. You can research these costs by going to your airline’s website once the travel details are finalized.
Q – Do I need to purchase trip insurance?
A – No. The General Youth Division will take care of this for you. It is included in the cost of your trip.
Q – How do I fill out the Durable Power of Attorney For Health Care legal form?
A – Instructions are in the handbook in your acceptance packet.
Q – Do I need shots or special medication?
A – Go to www.cdc.gov and search for your trip destination area in the “Travelers’ Health” section. You will be able to read what is suggested and/or required. Print off this list and take it to your doctor at least 1 month prior to your trip to discuss options.
Q – What if I have to cancel after being accepted for a trip?
A – If you must cancel your involvement in AYC, a refund will be processed minus the non-refundable application fee and minus any AYC funds already spent on your behalf at the time of the cancelation. It is possible that a portion of your refund will be in the form of an airline credit (minus airline cancelation fees).