Frequently asked questions


How do I register?

Just sign up online though our registration portal. Contact us if you have any questions. info@artistimmersionnproram.com

What's included on an AIP journey?

Almost everything! We do our best to plan for all aspects of your trip to make it a stress free experience and so you can focus on enjoying yourself. Each AIP program is a bit different depending on the location. We make every effort to include all costs in your fees, so there are no large expenses once on the trip. This allows you to focus on your experience, without worrying about details. We collect fees in US dollars. Flights are not included as participants arrive to locations and sites from various places around the world. All participants are enrolled in international health insurance plans which is included in the price of the trip. You will be sent your health insurance card before the start date of the trip. - Gorgeous accommodations - Communal meals: Most all meals are part of the experience.* - Travel days to major cities and airport pickup & drop-off for arrival and return flights for most trips [Flight not included] - Travel guide and tips to trip locations for art, culture, design, and cuisine - International travel health insurance - Cultural presentations / workshops - Critiques, open studios, and exhibition in incredible spaces*unless otherwise noted on the trip details Any personal purchases during the experience or supplies for the course are not included as well as any personal extracurricular activities outside of the program itinerary during your free time.

How does AIP design a trip? Our Global Community.

In each of the AIP destinations, we develop symbiotic relationships with local artists, artisans, designers, and local businesses to create a respectful cultural shared experience. This emphasis is truly unique opportunity and a form of travel that is considerate to the local communities.

What Is The Artist Immersion Program Experience?

The Artist Immersion Program experience is positive and friendly. Our community of participants and instructors exchange ideas, support learning, and are enthusiastic and passionate about the world. Every program varies and is designed to help you be inspired by and develop your creative / cultural understanding and imagination. AIP programs are designed to include open and unstructured time. We believe that open and relaxed time is how you can experience the world as a learning environment. We believe in the individual experience, in listening and responding to the world. This requires quiet time to think and respond. We hope participants are able to listen to themselves, draw, write, paint, and make from a place within themselves. If you prefer a trip to be structured at every moment, and are not open to adventure and spontaneity then AIP may not be the right fit for you. However, we can assist you in creating your own custom trip and can coordinate any level of structure you may be seeking.

All our trips include the following:

All of our trips include the following: •Trip Managers - There will be dedicated Trip Managers and trusted, knowledgeable tour guides in each destination. Your Trip Managers are there to ensure your safety, your day to day itinerary, and overall experience. They have explored the world and will be bringing their knowledge and expertise in traveling to each and every trip. They are your go-to source for anything and everything you will need on your trip with us! •Accommodations & Stay - We include accommodations in our package that are unique, boutique-style hotels or private villas. To remind you, all of our accommodations are shared which means you will be paired up with another person or two. We love sharing experiences together and building meaningful relationships and conversations. Private rooms are available for an additional fee. •Dining & Food - All of our dining is included unless stated otherwise on the trip itinerary. Most trips have all three meals included; breakfast, lunch & dinner while some have just breakfast and dinners. All the meals are curated by our team. That means we work with local restaurants, the villa and local chefs to serve the best food, preferably organic and using traditional ingredients and recipes. We work to ensure the food experience is top-notch and as much of an experience as possible. This is a huge part of the cultural immersion. We work to accommodate dietary restrictions as much as possible. •Transportation - All transfers to and from the airport are taken care of by AIP We work with trusted transportation companies in each of our destinations to ensure there is someone to pick you up from the airport and drop you off at our accommodation, all the transfers are private. You don't have to worry about anything. You will meet your group at the airport upon arrival at the villa. **We do want to note that flights are not included in the full cost for the trip. This allows you to book a flight from wherever you are located or to arrive early or stay late. You will book your flight on your own, so you can have the best flight for your schedule! •Space - We have space to make at each location + exhibit work. Each country and city is different, and we love working at each site to best use the space. •Presentations, Critiques, Exhibitions - We have creative conversation prompts, presentations and critiques + exhibition opportunities to inspire and inform you throughout the program dates. •Free Time - All of our trips have free time to travel on your own or take time to relax and work independently. •Who Is This For? - We get asked a lot from different people who is this trip for? The trip is for any and every person looking to travel the world with a creative group and learn new skills and ideas in incredible locations around the world. Our typical age range is early-twenties to late thirties, however we’ve had lifelong learners in their 70’s! We believe this opportunity should be open to all. Many people travel solo, and many bring friends. If you bring friends, or a group we offer a discount rate. •Add On Packages - We offer add on opportunities on the trip you can take advantage of. This allows you to choose other options. Typically these are other art workshops, spa visits, other city trips, museum visits etc. These opportunities are shared with you several months prior to departure. •Excursions & Tours - We cover the entrance fees and costs of all Tours & Excursions designed into our trips. We have at least one tour on each program, hand selected in advance to give you a cultural context. We travel to destinations before each trip to ensure we are collaborating with locals on site, and have hands on knowledge we can share with you. We don’t believe in large tours, so have intimate group experiences instead. We like our experiences to be customized and authentic. On day trips we have a small tour, then people can venture independently in groups to spend the day as they wish, in the most authentic way possible. •Art Immersions/ Courses - Immersion learning are one on one instruction from top professors and professionals in a variety of creative fields. Expect to spend your day participating in engaging workshops, take part in creative assignments all the while discussing, making, thinking and doing. This is a directed opportunity to learn new skills and ideas. You can be a university student, professional or teacher yourself and take a course! You can be totally new to the field as well. AIP believes in opening up learning to a wider audience with intensive sessions where you can deeply learn in a short period of time. •Creative Residency - Are you independent? Do you have a new or existing project you want to work on? Do you need a couple weeks to focus and move forward in an inspiring place around inspiring people? Then sign up for this opportunity. Let us know what type of project so we can make sure you have the space and set up appropriate for you!


Does the trip price innclude international health Insurance? Yes.

Your safety is our top priority. All AIP international trips include health insurance for participants while aborad. We provide recommendations for extra trip protection plans to cover trip interruption and your personal items.AIP faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

What’s included in each trip/program fees?

Gorgeous Accommodations Arrival and Farewell Celebration Dinners Travel Logistics: Private transfers, day trips to other areas, and travel arrangements for flight arrival and departure Travel guide and recommendations to locations for art, culture, design, and cuisine International Travel Health Insurance Cultural Presentations / Workshops Critiques, open studios, and exhibition in incredible spaces *unless otherwise noted on the trip details Three credits for all university students with approval from home university. You can work with your institution to obtain credit. Your work on the trip will be worth 3+ credit hours. AIP does not issue transcripts currently. Each program is unique depending on the location. We do our absolute best to design the trip - selecting incredible locations, with local cuisine and remarkable experiences you will never forget. With that being said, we make every effort to plan for all aspects of your trip, which allows you to focus on your experience without worrying about details! We try to include all costs in your fees so there are never any large expenses during the trip. Unlike many other programs, our price includes most everything on your trip, including food, housing, excursions, and in-country transportation. Many participants spend very little outside of this while on the trip. This allows you to know the actual cost upfront, so you know what to expect. * We collect fees in US dollars. *Flights are not included as participants arrive at locations and sites from various places around the world. *Any personal purchases during the experience or supplies for the course are not included as well as any personal extracurricular activities outside of the program itinerary on your free time.

Is Airfare included?

No. Flights are not included as participants arrive at locations and sites from various places around the world. It is not possible to include flights in program costs.

Does the trip price include International Health Insurance?

Yes! Your safety is our top priority. All participants are enrolled in international health insurance plans (included in the price of the trip). You will be sent your health insurance card before the start date. We also provide recommendations for extra protection plans to cover trip interruption and your personal items. AIP faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad. Travel Insurance for personal items: Insuremytrip.com travelinsurance.com culturalinsurance.com

Travel Questions

Do I need a Travel Visa?

In most cases, no. However getting a visa is quite easy and we will send you instructions with exactly what you need to do. Japan and India require a visa before entry for US citizens. Please visit these resources for more information. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information. Passports and Visas A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. It is important that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your return to home or you won’t be allowed to travel. If you don’t have a current passport, it’s best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information. In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page Applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual AIP traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular update. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination. Applying for a visa can be a little tricky at first, as there are several steps. We prefer to work with a third party to assist with this process, Travisa or A Briggs. https://www.travisa.com/ You are responsible for obtaining your own visa, and we can share resources with you. This process depends on your country requirements, your destination and other variable requirements.

What is the AIP cancellation policy?

Cancellation by Artist Immersion Program LLC Artist Immersion Program reserves the right to cancel any trip at any time for any reason, including too few participants or if the safety or quality of the trip is compromised in any way which AIP deems unsafe. In such cases, a refund of payment received by AIP will constitute final and full settlement. Artist Immersion Program reserves the right to reschedule a trip due to force major, or circumstances deeming travel unsafe. In these cases we allow participants to attend the rescheduled trip or any other trip during the year or following year which has available spots. Artist Immersion Program is not responsible for any expenses or loss including non-refundable or non-transferable items like travel tickets, airline expenses, taxes or other fees incurred by the individual. For this reason, travel insurance is highly recommended. Note, we provide international health insurance to all travelers. A Few things about Artist Immersion Program and Fine Print The terms “AIP,” “we” and “our” refer to Artist Immersion Program, an American organization which offers and operates all the trips listed herein. All trips offered are subject to AIP’s standard terms and conditions. Please review the terms and conditions carefully prior to completing your reservation. Some of these terms and conditions are set out below to draw your attention to the fact that our obligations to you are limited. Once the trip begins, we will do everything possible to ensure your enjoyment, and we rely on you to tell us if something is not working. We look forward to a successful partnership together, and we hope that you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Traveler Responsibility All travelers assume the responsibility to select or design the trip most appropriate to their physical abilities and interests. Travelers are responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake their trip; for obtaining the appropriate medical and cancellation insurance; for studying all pre-departure information; and for acting in a manner considerate of fellow travelers and the countries visited. Travelers assume full responsibility for all risks, including but not limited to any loss, injury, death or damage to them, their family or their dependents arising in connection with their participation, or the participation of their family, in the trips, and for ensuring that they have adequate insurance coverage to cover any loss. Participants agree they will indemnify and hold AIP harmless for any claims arising with the connection to third parties arriving from the misconduct of travelers, family members or associates. Travelers further agree that they will indemnify and hold AIP harmless in respect of any claims arising in connection with the trip made by: i) third parties, which arise from the misconduct of the travelers; ii) the traveler’s family members, dependents or heirs, iii) third parties, which the traveler, their estate, their family members, dependents or heirs have sued, if damages are recovered from such third parties, to the extent the third party obtains any indemnification from AIP; except where the loss, injury, death or damage is caused by the reckless or fraudulent conduct on the part of AIP, or their employees, guides, shareholders, officers or directors. AIP reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any traveler whose health or actions in AIP’s sole judgment impede the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travelers. Travel Risk Any form of travel contains inherent risks and medical facilities and services may not be easily accessible and may not be sophisticated. There are other risks associated with the trips, such as theft or loss of or damage to property. Some of the services provided in connection with the trip, including lodging, transportation, food service, and local tours and activities, are obtained from independent suppliers over whom AIP has no control. We have no control over the design of steps and the architecture of cities in which we visit. We recommend being prepared and aware of your body and belongings in space at all times, as you are responsible for your physical person and affects. Although AIP endeavors to choose appropriate independent suppliers to provide services on the trips, AIP has no right to control their operations and therefore makes travel arrangements for the trips on the condition that AIP will not be liable for any act or omission of any independent supplier or any unrelated third party. The services provided by independent suppliers are subject to the laws of the place where the services are provided, and any conditions imposed by those suppliers. The liability of the independent suppliers may be limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets and vouchers, and international conventions and agreements. Travelers further agree that they will indemnify and hold AIP harmless in respect of any claims arising in connection with the trip made by: i) third parties, which arise from the misconduct of the travelers; ii) the traveler’s family members, dependents or heirs, iii) third parties, which the traveler, their estate, their family members, dependents or heirs have sued, if damages are recovered from such third parties, to the extent the third party obtains any indemnification from AIP; except where the loss, injury, death or damage is caused by the reckless or fraudulent conduct on the part of AIP, or their employees, guides, shareholders, officers or directors. AIP reserves the right to decline accepting or retaining any traveler whose health or actions in AIP’s sole judgment impede the operation of a trip or the welfare or enjoyment of fellow travelers.

What should I do before my trip?

- Purchase international travel insurance *Note, this needs to be done right after you confirm and pay for the trip. This is recommended, but not required. Travel insurance covers: Trip delay, cancellation, or interruption due to an unforeseen event - plus lost, delayed, damaged, or stolen gear or bags (computer, camera etc.) Many AIP trips are non-refundable, so we recommend a policy to cover your flight and program expenses and your expensive equipment. Check out: travelinsurance.com , insuremytrip.com, culturalinsurance.com - Review/Renew your passport - Book Flights – We recommend skyscanner.com and the App hopper to book your flight! Looking for travel plans? Check out rome2rio.com to plan itineraries. - Complete your AIP registration *This will be sent to you before the trip and is where you will fill out your health info, flight etc. - Fill out any other information in the registration system. Update any flight or travel plans, things we need to know, your international phone number etc. This will be sent to you in the months before the trip. -Review/Renew yourdriver’s license, ATM/credit/debit cards if needed. *Memorize pin # for cash withdrawals. Notify your credit card companies that you are traveling outside of the country for security purposes. Scan a copy of any credit cards you will take with you in case they are lost or stolen. - Get a checkup/required vaccines from your doctor to see if you have any restrictions related to travel. Here’s a link to the CDC which has information on all countries to find out if vaccines are needed. - Copy and print two scanned copies of your passport and vaccination card, as well as save on your phone and send to yourself in an email in case of emergency (A couple of passport-type photos can help get replacements more quickly if the originals are lost or stolen) - Apply for a visa if a non-US citizen or if traveling before or after to a country requiring a visa. - Apply for E visa https://www.travisa.com/ if needed in your country. - Memorize your social security number - You will be enrolled in CISI health insurance as part of your program fees. This covers healthcare, emergency evacuation, and other health-related incidents. Your insurance card will be sent to you before the program start date. This does not cover personal gear/ equipment. Other travel insurance you may want may include trip delay, interruption, etc. - Check with your home insurance agent to learn how to cover your trip expenses or personal items. - Purchase and organize all supplies (journal, scissors, watercolor paint, brushes, drawing materials, camera) - Organize all luggage *See packing list below. - Purchase outlet travel adapters. Check voltage requirements for the country you will visit. - Get an international phone plan *optional. You do not need this but may desire one on travel days. You can make calls on Wi-Fi, as well as use apps and location services to navigate when exploring on travel days. (This might require calling your carrier or getting a new SIM card for your time abroad) - Fill any prescriptions you might need and keep them in the original prescription bottle. - Purchase a small first-aid kit - Consider studying a travel guide and studying basic phrases and etiquette - Download WhatsApp and other travel apps you may want on the trip. In the weeks or days leading up to the program, you will be given more specific instructions on where to meet in the airport. You will be sent the contact information, including cell phone numbers, of program organizers allowing you to communicate with them before the program and on your journey if needed. - Upon arriving at the airport, get some cash out of a local ATM or bring cash to exchange at the airport.

What should I pack?

This is a general list for all trips. Each country has specific requiremennts per season. - If you wear glasses, bring an extra pair (of contacts and/or eyeglasses) and a copy of your prescription. - Prescription Medications and copies of essential medical records (including a list of prescriptions, allergies, blood type, and vaccination records if available.) Bring vitamins and over-the-counter medications that you may need *Confirm all medicines are legal in the countries you are traveling to or through. - Carry-On Bag [Make sure to check your ticket / airline website for the size and weight requirements of your luggage] - One spare set of clothes/personal items in case your checked bags are lost or don’t make it on the same plane as you due to delays - Passport, visa and plane ticket, printed address of the program location - Cash (a few hundred dollars, or at least enough to exchange at or outside the airport in case of emergency) - ATM and credit / debit cards (we recommend at least one of each if you have them) - Health Insurance / Travel Insurance Documentation - Student ID if you are coming as a student (home institution or international card) - Contact information, including phone numbers, emails, and physical addresses, for the following: Family and friends Your doctor at home Address of Program Location - Money belt, waist pack, or small purse to wear inside your clothes for cash and credit cards - Electronics - Phone with alarm clock, camera, laptop (if the class/your work requires or if you would like to bring), mobile phone, iPod, chargers/adapters, USB flash drive (if needed) Outlet travel adapters for any electronics *VERY IMPORTANT External travel drives Headphones or earbuds - Sunglasses - Travel guide, journal, and optionally a paperback book to read (if you have room, pack it in your carry-on) - Food to eat on the trip, but not any fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, etc. that are not allowed to be brought into your host country - Earplugs for the plane (if you want to sleep) - Eye-mask for the plane (if you want to sleep) - Travel Blanket or Sweatshirt or Socks (the airplane may be cold) - Program supplies / art supplies (if traveling as a student, instructors will send your syllabus and supply list shortly) - Travel umbrella - Shirts/Blouses – Bring up to five short-sleeved or long-sleeved shirts or blouses (how many of each depends on the season) in a cotton/polyester blend. Shirts with long sleeves that roll up easily can double as short-sleeved. Look for a wrinkle-camouflaging pattern or blended fabrics that show a minimum of wrinkles. Synthetic-blend fabrics (such as Coolmax or microfiber) often dry overnight. - Pants/Shorts – Two or three pairs. One pair of light cotton pants or jeans and another more lightweight pair for hot or muggy days. Remember to bring one pair that can be incorporated into a more formal outfit. Pants or shorts designated for wearing while doing art would be good as well. - Dresses/Skirts – This can take the place of some of the tops or bottoms you may normally bring. We recommend something that is below the knee and covers your shoulders. - Underwear and Socks – Bring five sets (lighter dries quicker). Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried. Shoes – Bring one pair of comfortable walking shoes with good traction. Sturdy, low-profile tennis shoes with a good tread are fine too. For a second pair, consider sandals in summer. Flip-flops are handy for showers and pools. Whichever shoes you bring, make sure they are well broken in before you leave home. - Sweater or lightweight fleece. Warm and dark is best — for layering and dressing up. - Rain Jacket/ Light Jacket – Bring a light and water-resistant windbreaker with a hood. - Tie or scarf to dress up an outfit for a formal occasion. - Swimsuit for the pool at the hotel. - Sleepwear/loungewear – Comfy streetwear such as shorts, leggings, T-shirts, tank tops, yoga pants, and other lightweight athletic gear can be used as pajamas, post-dinner loungewear, and a modest cover-up to get you to the bathroom down the hall. A medium-sized towel and a small washcloth (this is provided at villa but if you are traveling independently, you may want this) - First-Aid Kit including: Tweezers 1% hydrocortisone cream Antifungal ointments Antibacterial ointments Antiseptic wound cleanser Aloe gel for sunburns Insect bite treatment Anti-itch gel or cream Bandages Multiple sizes, gauze, and adhesive tape Moleskin or mole foam for blisters Elastic/compression bandage wrap for sprains and strains Digital thermometer Scissors and safety pins Cotton swabs (Q-Tips) Eye drops Nail Kit Toiletries Soap (for art and body) Bathroom Tissues Shampoo and Conditioner Toothbrush Toothpaste Floss Mouthwash Razor Brush / Comb Deodorant Hand Sanitizer (Other countries have different standards of cleanliness: some areas will be better, some worse.) Sunscreen *Your class may be taking place outside. Bug spray – (heavy duty and regular) Specific toiletries you do not want to be without (feminine products, specific razors, deodorant) Resealable plastic bags (anything like Ziplock bags) Over-The-Counter Medicines Antacid Antihistamine Motion sickness medicine Cough drops Cough suppression/expectorant Decongestant Diarrhea medicine Examples: loperamide [Imodium] or bismuth subsalicylate [Pepto-Bismol] Medicine for pain and fever Examples: acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen Mild laxative Mild sedative or other sleep aid/Melatonin (Ask your doctor before taking, can help with jet lag and getting to sleep.) Saline nose spray Medicine for upset stomach and constipation. *Ask your doctor about this. Cold Medicine- DayQuil Glasses/Contacts Inhalers EpiPens

Who You Are

Who attends AIP trips?

We have people of all levels and abilities attend and believe everyone should and can have access to the arts in a meaningful way. All types of people from different backgrounds and of different age groups participate in our programs. We believe that a multigenerational and multi-skill leveled community builds a stronger platform. People from all over the world sign up, from university students to professionals, and those new to the field. Diverse groups of people make learning dynamic, with multiple perspectives drawing insight and inspiration from many places. Spending time with interesting people, making new friends, experiencing the world, and learning together provide a unique support system for all participants. Note: All participants must be 18 years or older, or accompanied by a guardian.

Do I have to be an artist? No!

No! We have people of all levels and abilities attend, and believe everyone should and can have access to the arts in a meaningful way.

What if I am a professioal Artist/ Designer / Architect / Writer or Creative?

We would love for you to atted and use your time as a creative residency. Creatives from all over the world attend our trips.


What will I do and learn on a trip?

Each program is unique in the array of culture, architecture, landscape, artistic community, and inspiration. Each itinerary will offer you time for your creative pursuits by nurturing your inner artist and allowing you to freely explore the destination. This is a time for cultivating your personal growth with conversation, critique, and collaboration. Celebrate each day in a communal setting whether it be during a meal, social time, or structured course work. You are encouraged to let your mind and feet meander through the grounds of the unique accommodations and into the local communities. Explore the time and place from the local cuisine to the special events, such as art exhibitions.

Can I get University Credit if I am a student?

AIP courses are rigorous and absolutely worth university credit. Teachers include faculty members at notable universities around the globe, or are local masters / professionals within the community. Most students receive credit through speaking to their home college office or study abroad office to get independent study approval for the semester in which they attend an AIP program, or in the following semester. This gives the student the opportunity to share their transformative experience with the community at large - through an exhibition, presentation, conversation, website, book, or fashion show - in whatever format they choose. AIP does not issue transfer credits at this time, and sees this as an opportunity for students to approach learning proactively, taking ownership of their experience and education. We will help you through this process. Each school has different rules and processes.

What is the AIP Culture Code?

AIP is committed to providing a respectful and hate-free environment. In keeping with this policy, we strictly prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind in our physical or digital spaces. - AIP culture is open minded, inclusive, validating, affirming and empowering for our participants and collaborators. - We believe in creative expression and respect for others' creative thoughts and creations. - We embrace various viewpoints and encourage dialogue and questioning to learn and grow together. - We are open to creative growth and knowledge building, at any stage of one's journey. - We are a multigenerational, multi-layered community, whose role is to support each other in the pursuit of excellence. - We believe in a positive mindset. We believe in dialogue when times get tough. We believe in doing our best, with a commitment to doing better. That is what learning is. - We believe in supporting disadvantaged populations through scholarships and fellowships and provide as many opportunities as possible will full or partial financial sport. - We believe Mark Twain said it best: “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - M. Twain


Does AIP accommodate dietary concerns?

Food is important to us! We believe in eating the best food possible while traveling. This is a way we can understand the culture and destination on a deeper level. We offer all meals except on independent travel days, allowing you to discover new places and tastes in cities we visit. The quality of food is an important selection criteria for each hotel, chateau, and villa used for an AIP program. We have catered to gluten-free participants, and will make every effort to accommodate the needs of diet, health, and safety. We accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and other dietary restrictions. In locations where we eat out, participants can check out the menus to see what items are best for them.

What kind of accommodation does AIP provide?

We select the most inspiring places for our program sites, from a palace or chateau, to a villa or luxury hotel. Each location is different and depends on the type of trip. In most cases, rooms are shared. Most of the time, private rooms are available for participants. Sharing rooms is in the spirit of community and dialogue. When single rooms are available, this can be selected and paid for at the time of your registration. In some cases, you can bring your family with you on the trip. If you are under the age of 18, we require a guardian or family member to accompany you.