We are currently accepting applications from ISKCON youth ages 18-25 for our Caribbean winter tour of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. We only have 21 spaces left and expect this tour to fill up quickly. Please submit your application at your earliest convenience.
The tour includes the 24-hour Kirtan festival in Atlanta, and Ratha-yatras in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The dates are December 18, 2015, through January 3, 2016. See Tour Dates and Costs for details. The cost is $425 USD early bird discount before October 1, $550 thereafter. Does not include airfare. If you’re interested, please contact us for more information. You should be of good moral character, have a deep interest in learning more about Krishna consciousness—Bhakti-yoga—and be ready to live a yogi’s lifestyle for the duration of your travels with us.
Please fill out this application form for the Carribbean winter tour and return it to us by email at your earliest convenience. Applications are reviewed and considered first-come, first served. We often receive more applications than we have space for on the tour. The organizers meet once a week to review applications, and reserve the right to refuse applications at their sole discretion. Once you submit your application with references and photographs, you should hear from us within two weeks. If you don’t, please email us a reminder.
After your application has been approved and you’ve been accepted to come on the tour, please fill out this registration form and sign it in the presence of a notary public, a legal witness. If you’re under 18, have your parents read and sign their section (the right column) in the presence of a notary public. Please take a photo of and email us a copy of the signed and notarized registration form. Bring the original with you when you join the tour.
As soon as your application has been approved, please submit a $300 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot on the Caribbean Winter Tour. The remainder of your tour fees will be due when you meet up with us. Click on the “donate” tab in the navigation menu and use the “donate” button to make your payment via PayPal. Please add 4% to cover the PayPal service fees. (For a $300 deposit, that would be $12, so a total of $312.) When you get your email receipt from PayPal, please forward a copy to us. If you live in the USA and you’d like to avoid paying the PayPal service fees, just send us a check or money order in US dollar currency, payable to ISKCON Youth Ministry, mailed to our post office box:
ISKCON Youth Ministry
P.O. Box 283
Alachua, FL 32616
After you’ve mailed your payment, please notify us.
We’ll post a packing list soon, with helpful information about what to bring to the Caribbean, and what to leave at home. Please check that your passport is valid six months past the date you expect to travel. If you’re not a citizen of the USA, Canada, Western Europe or Australia, you may need to obtain a visa for the Dominican Republic and the USA / Puerto Rico.