Agape’s Summer School
Scholarships for international camps
From march 1st Agape will accept scholarship applications (application form found at the bottom of this page) for 2020 international adults camps. The application deadline is April 15th, 2020.
The Scholarship program is the international summerschool of Agape Ecumenical Center. The summerschool brings together three perspectives on the world: one linked to one’s own body, one to the surrounding society and finally to transcendence. The scholarship program therefore offers a transversal view of the world through the Agape approach based on community life and exchange.
Everyone who is interested in the theme of a camp and who is willing to be involved in it’s community life is able to take part in it. These are the basic things that are needed in order to have meaningful meetings with each other and a real exchange of ideas. At the beginning of its history, Agape was mainly attended by Protestants. However, very soon Catholics and non-believers began to take part in the camps too. Today Agape is attended by people that identify themselves in many and varied spiritual practices.
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Agape provides scholarships for people over eighteen who want to take part in the international camps at Agape. In particular we would like to offer scholarships to people from the Southern Hemisphere and Eastern Europe to further their participation in our international camps. We can reimburse some travel expenses and fund the cost of staying at Agape. Regretfully, we are not able to meet every request for financial aid since the demand is greater than the funds that we have available. All applications will be considered carefully.
The three camps in the scholarship program form a unique experience and then we will accept only candidates who will participate in the whole period (three weeks). Exceptions are to be agreed with the management. Please note that the scholarship program is not a tourist experience and that it will not be possible not to participate in the activities of the camp for tourist reasons. A basic level of English or French or Spanish or Italian to discuss freely is essential. Agape reserves the right to deny the reimbursement to those who give false declaration during the application phase.
Scholarships are awarded to applicants according to the following criteria. It is very important that you refer to these points when completing the application. Priority will be given to applicants:
- that are motivated to attend the whole scholarship program
- who have never attended a camp at Agape
- who show interest in Agape’s activities and are motivated to come to Agape
- who can provide a support letter from an organization/a group that is already part of Agape’s existing network
- who will provide a short motivation letter
- whose expenses are in part covered by their organization/local groups
- who will share their experience with other people once they return to their community
What to Apply for
In completing the scholarship application form, please tell us how much of your stay and travel fare you will pay (we suggest that you or your organization cover at least 10%). We also encourage you to apply within your organization for some financial assistance. External financial support will help us to make camp scholarships available to a greater number of participants in need of assistance.
Please Do the Following:
1. Fill out the application form found at the bottom of this page
2. Attach a support letter and a motivation letter and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
by regular mail:
AGAPE CENTRO ECUMENICO
borgata Agape, 1
10060 Prali (TO) Italy
Sending your Application
The application for 2020 must be submitted no later than April 15th, 2020.
What Happens Next
We will let you know the status of your application as quickly as possible. Once you receive a letter of acceptance, please fill out the form we will send you with all travel details. The office can also help participants to find the cheapest travel rates and send the necessary invitations and documents for visas.
Travel to Agape and Reimbursement
Travel costs will be reimbursed at the beginning of the camp in Euros (not possible in dollars or other currency). We do not usually provide funding before the camp begins, if you have problems with the advanced payment of tickets, please contact us, we may help. Please arrive in Turin airport. Arriving at Milano Malpensa airport is suggested only if overall travel costs are significantly lower (more than 80 Euros). Please check your application before leaving your country and present all your travel receipts upon arrival at Agape. Without receipts you will not receive reimbursement. In case of electronic ticket, please provide the receipt with the total amount of reimbursement you require. Participants are expected to arrange their own travel to Agape. You should plan to arrive at the airport in the morning of the first day so that you will be able to arrive at Agape between 4 pm and 8 pm on the evening of the camp’s start date. Agape will not reimburse Visa fee (please discuss with us any special request before arriving in Agape).
Attendance at the Camp
All scholarship recipients are expected to attend 100% of the camp/conference and join all activities. No late arrival is possible. You should plan to leave only on the last day of the camp, usually in the morning, unless you are staying on to volunteer for work camp. In case of late arrival or early departure, scholarship reimbursement will not be released.
Please contact us if you need further information: email@example.com
Tel: (+39) 0121 807514
Le iscrizioni per questo campo non sono aperte. Le iscrizioni ai campi estivi aprono il 15 marzo, ai campi invernali il 15 ottobre, ai campi che si tengono in primavera il 15 gennaio