American Participant Application 2017

Our next Summer Program session will be July 12 - 31, 2017. Successful applicants MUST be available for all program activities: approximately 8:30am-5:30pm every day, including 6-7 evening events until 9pm. This includes Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of two non-consecutive days off. If you have any questions about this, please contact Chicago Program Director Julia Duerst at, and check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see if we've answered any other questions you may have!

The participant fee of $1,200 for US participants is due on April 1, 2017, and we are happy to arrange payment plans. Acceptance is not contingent on ability to pay, and we strongly encourage students from low-income families to apply. This fee may be reduced in the case of financial need. Requests for financial assistance should be submitted upon acceptance in writing by your parent(s) or guardian(s) to Site Director Rhonda McCarty - (Chicago) or Sarah Heirendt - (San Diego). The request should demonstrate need and define how much assistance is required. Supporting documentation should be included with this request.

Application deadline was February 13, 2017, but this link is being kept live for potential passionate latecomers until February 27, 2017. The application form has no essay questions, and should only take about 20 minutes to complete. Please click on the link below to fill out the application. You will receive a confirmation email after your application is submitted. If you do not receive a confirmation email within two weeks, please contact Rhonda McCarty at Thanks for your interest in Hands of Peace!


American Participant Application Form