Eco-Gap Application

Let’s the Bridge the Gap to a better tomorrow together!

We’re so glad you’re interested!

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall of 2018.
Program dates are Sunday, September 9th – Friday, November 2nd.

We are seeking a diverse group of young adults interested in creating a better future for our planet to co-create our first Eco-Gap program!  Scholarships available!

Program Cost and Scholarships:

Earlybird Deadline of May 15th = $6250.00
After May 15th = $6750.00

Program Cost Includes:

  • Eight weeks of full time programming
  • All excursions which are inherent to the program
  • All supplies needed for group projects
  • Housing with residents of the EcoVillage Ithaca
  • All meals

Not included are personal expenses including medical fees, health insurance, personal items, toiletries etc. Travel to and from EVI is also not included.

Scholarships (full and partial) will be available as funds permit.  It is our intention that interested and qualified participants will not be turned away on the basis of financial need. Funds will be awarded based on need and availability and will be determined on an individual basis based on your application information.

Once an applicant has been accepted into the program, a $1000 non-refundable deposit will be required to reserve your space.  The remainder of the balance will be due August 1st unless other arrangements are made.  Please contact us to discuss payment plans if needed.

In order to apply:

  • Read all the information below and have a parent or legal guardian read it too.
  • Fill out the Application Form (link below).

Medical Information

It is the responsibility of the student and the student’s family to have adequate health insurance to cover the student.   Should there be a medical situation which is not covered by the student’s insurance plan, it will be the responsibility of the student and/or his/her family to provide payment for any medical or emergency services required.

Program Rules and Regulations

Applicants must be between 17 and 20 years old during the program dates, unless otherwise approved by the program staff.

If a participant acts in a way that is injurious to himself or herself, other participants of the program, Eco-Gap staff or residents of the EcoVillage Ithaca, or generally conducts him- or herself in a way that is disruptive to the program, we reserve the right to send the participant home without refund.

Underage use of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs are cause for dismissal. Participants sent home early or who choose to leave for any reason, including sickness, personal emergencies or injury, will be responsible for all medical costs, and will absorb travel and related costs associated with an unscheduled departure.

Limitations of Liability

Participants and their parents or legal guardians will be required to read and sign an “Acknowledgement and Assumption of Risk and Release and Indemnity Agreement” upon acceptance and prior to participating in our program.


We look forward to your application!


Note: Eco-Gap is a program of LEARN@EcoVillage Ithaca.