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Register Here for the Pay It Forward Tour

Are you looking for a spring break adventure that you will never forget? The Pay It Forward Tour is a great opportunity to see the country, serve, and spend time with a group of incredible people. Students from any school can sign up for any trip. This year three buses of 45 students will be leaving the University of Minnesota during spring break form Friday, March 10th to Saturday, March 18th. Get Excited! And register here!!

Click here to apply for financial aid

What is a typical day on the College Tour?

College Pay It Forward Tours are 9 days long, with service projects in 6 cities. Buses leave from the University of Minnesota campus and travel to 5 different cities on the way to your destination city, a different city and service project each day. The destination or celebration cities are Nashville TN, Denver CO, and Washington DC. The celebration city is the first time that buses unite, with chapters from across the country coming together to do a large service project. It is amazing to see hundreds of young people in the same color shirt doing one massive, joint service project. A standard day includes:

  • Service Project in the Morning
  • Lunch with the Community Served
  • Bus Travel in the Afternoon to Next City
  • Potential Tourism in City
  • Evening Activities and Reflection
  • Spend the Night (with the exception of the celebration city which are spent in a hotel, participants sleep in gyms, community centers, churches, etc)

Wondering what to pack? Click here for the suggested packing list.

What is the cost of the Tour?

For $525 you can spend 9 days traveling across the country, serving, paying it forward, revealing your leadership, and making lasting friendships. This works out to $58 per day or around the cost of a round trip flight to one of the destination cities. There is a $125 non-refundable down payment in order to reserve your spot. The remainder may be paid in installments up to the date of Tour.

What is included?

  • Transportation
  • Two t-shirts
  • Two nights in a hotel in addition to other donated housing
  • Two meals a day
  • Tourism

How do I choose which bus to sign up for?

We send out two different types of Tours. Mystery buses, on which participants only know what city they will be ending in and not how they are getting there. Classic buses, on which participants know which five cities they will be stopping in as well as where they will be ending. Each of the Tours has a theme that the bus leaders – the bus core – have chosen. The six routes are the following:

Have Questions?

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