Welcome to the P2P - Kamuk Exchange Program

Welcome to the P2P – Kamuk Exchange Program

P2P HOST FAMILIES: Follow these steps to get prepared to host a Costa Rican Exchange Student. Bookmark this page & check back frequently!

P2P Host Students & Families ChecklistDUE
1. Submit your host family applicationAug. 1,2019
2. Submit your 2 character referencesSept. 1, 2019
3. Host Families will be selected & notifiedSept. 1 2019
4. Attend Host Student / Family Meeting #1Oct. 3rd 2019
5. Complete the P2P volunteer / background check processNov. 2019
6. Attend Host Student / Family OrientationDec. 2019
7. Welcome Kamuk Student into your homeJan. 2020

P2P EXCHANGE STUDENTS: Follow these steps to get prepared to travel to Costa Rica as an exchange student. Bookmark this page & check back frequently!

P2P Exchange Students ChecklistDUE
1. Submit your Traveler’s Registration and pay your program deposit. Select P2P – Kamuk Exchange from the drop down menuNov. 1, 2019
2. Check out what the Center for Disease Control says about traveling to Costa Rica. Pay attention to mosquitos!
3. Passports:
-Apply for a passport OR
-check your current passport, make sure it is not expired
Submit a copy of your passport
Give yourself at least 2 months if you need a new passport or need to renew it
4. Download, sign & submit your Pre-departure Paperwork
-Travel Contract
-Travel Liability
-Behavior Contract
-Smart Phone Contract
-Notarized Consent to Travel with a Minor
Send these in 1 of 2 ways:
-email to Admin@commongroundinternational.com
-Snail mail to: Common Ground International. PO box 174, Lafayette, CO. 80026
5. Flights: Round Trip flights have been booked on Southwest airlines.
-Depart July 21st with Señor Matthews
-Return Aug. 4th with Leslie Foster
6. Pre-Departure Preparation Course: This is a required, online course for all participants. This will set you up for success on your exchange program. AVAILABLE NOWDue: Must be completed 1 month before departure
7. Attend 3 required meetings with your trip leader
-Meetings take place March-May
Dates:
-March 5
-April 15
-May TBD
8. Follow suggested payment schedule. You must be paid in full by June 1stPayment Due Dates:
-Nov. 1st Trip Deposit
-March 1st Payment #2
-April 1st Payment #3
-June 1st Payment #4

Super Important Program Links:

Applications:
-P2P Host Student / Family Application
-P2P Exchange Traveler Registration
Character Reference Form
Itineraries:
P2P – Kamuk Host Family Itinerary
-P2P Exchange Student Preliminary Itinerary
Online Payment Link
P2P Volunteer / Background Check Process
Pre-Departure Course for Exchange Travelers
P2P Host Family Handbook
Travel Contracts
General Program Information Page

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