APPLICATION PROCESS

If you have any questions about our programs or application process, please get in touch with Andrea Mardon, Artistic Director at andrea@berridgeprograms.com

Before you apply:

Please read carefully our Eligibility Criteria and Code of Conduct carefully. These are the rules and ethos that guide our program and which you will be expected to uphold. Please get in touch if you have any questions about these policies.

To apply you will need a 500 word personal statement telling us a little about yourself, why you would like to attend your chosen program and what you hope to get out of the program. This can be written or video taped.

 

Scholarship Information

We have a range of scholarships available for our programs. Please read our scholarship information HERE including requirements to qualify. deadlines to apply and amounts available.  Scholarship applications are done through the regular online application. 

Application

Complete the online application form found here. You can attach your personal statement and supporting materials in the online application form.

Acceptance/Deposit

Your application will be reviewed and you should hear from us in 7-10 days. After your successful application, you will receive an email offering you a place on the program. Your deposit will then be due to secure your space: 

 

Gap Year Programs Deposit $2500 

High School Summer Program Deposit $1000

Payment Deadlines

Make your final payment for your program.  Final payment is due:

Nov 1st for Creative Semester Gap Year

April 1st for Summer High School Programs

If you apply after these deadlines, payment in full will be due when you are accepted into the program. 

Refund/Withdrawal Policy

Summer Programs: You may withdraw up to up to 60 days before the start date of the program and receive a full refund. Between 60-30 days before the start date of the program you will receive a refund minus your deposit. There are no refunds 30 days before the start of the program.

 

Gap Year Program: You may withdraw up to Oct 1st and receive a full refund.  Between Oct 1st and Dec 1st you will receive a refund minus your deposit. There are no refunds after Dec 1st. 

If our program is cancelled for any reason, including Covid 19 safety restrictions, you will receive a full refund of all fees including your deposit.

Participant Handbook

A full Participant Handbook will be sent to you about 3 months before your program start date. This includes packing lists, arrival day procedures, staff contacts, insurance requirements and all of the other information you will need to have a fun, safe program with us.

 

Pre-program Zoom Meet Ups

We will also schedule two pre-program zoom meet ups with all parents and participants, one 6 weeks before arrival and one pre-departure meeting 2 weeks before arrival. These are an opportunity for you and your parents to ask questions, meet us and meet other program participants. 

Forms to Complete

Complete and return the following forms 60 days before the start of your program (A link will be sent to you)

  1. Medical Form

  2. Travel Form

  3. Dietary Form

  4. Medical Release and Code of Conduct Agreement

It is recommended that you book your travel 60 days before the start date of your program.