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BorderLinks Registration Form

 
We welcome your interest in BorderLinks and the upcoming trip to the U.S.-Mexico border. BorderLinks delegations are not intended to be simply personal study tours or vacations, but rather a group experience in examining difficult questions. Our past experience indicates that successful trips require the following qualities in participants in order to create an open environment in which participants feel free to express their diverse viewpoints:
 
Commitment to the activities and community life of the group, including participation in reflections and help with group responsibilities (i.e. packing the van, cleaning, etc).
 
Resilience and flexibility in adjusting to new ideas, food and cultures, and understanding that schedules and plans may need to be adjusted at the last minute.
 
Willingness to openly consider and reflect on a broad range of perspectives related to emerging patterns in the global economy, race, gender and the environment.
 
Commitment to working out program and interpersonal problems with openness and honesty.
 
Willingness to live simply, sharing (to the extent possible) in the lives of resource people on both sides of the border, and being mutually supportive and respectful of other’s cultures and beliefs.
 

Basic Info

 
Please fill out this form to the best of your ability. Not all fields are required, but please fill out all that are applicable to you. Please note that we have SSL certification, which means your data will be securely transferred to our server. Thanks!

For Border Patrol, U.S. Customs, and Maquila Visits:

If you are not a U.S. Citizen, please fill out the information below.

Background Information

 
Note: You will not be rejected (or accepted) on the basis of information given here. This form helps us get to know you in advance, and allows us to better tailor the trip to meet your needs and expectations. Please type as much as you like into each of the boxes.

Delegation Participation

Health Insurance

 
BorderLinks requires all participants in its travel seminars to have medical and travel insurance that will cover the participant during the BorderLinks Seminar. You must submit proof of medical coverage to us in writing by the start of the seminar. Please enter your regular full-time health insurance information below. If you do not have regular health insurance, enter the information for the short-term health insurance you purchased for this trip.

Emergency and Health Information

 
In case of an emergency please notify:

Release Form

 
Concerning the BorderLinks delegation in which I intend to participate, I (and his or her legal guardian, if the registrant is a minor) understand and agree to the following:
 
1. There are differences in climate, living conditions, diet, and water quality between Mexico and my own country.
 
2. I may be provided with housing which does not have running water or indoor toilet facilities.
 
3. Access to medical care (including emergency care) may be different from that in the U.S.
 
4. While every effort will be made to respond to my health care needs, if care is necessary, it may be different from the care in my own country.
 
5. I have fully informed BorderLinks of any condition(s) of my mental, emotional, or physical health that may affect my participation in the program.
 
6. I understand that drugs and alcohol can be dangerous to myself and to others. Illegal drugs are especially dangerous in the militarized border zone where both U.S. and Mexican authorities are on the lookout because of the politicized drug war. I will not use, carry, or be with anyone that is using illegal drugs. I will not use alcohol if I am a minor and will use good judgment if I am an adult.
 
7. BorderLinks attempts to include our groups in the decision-making processes. But, I understand that the ultimate decision rests with BorderLinks staff and it is my responsibility to cooperate fully with the staff and decision-making structure of BorderLinks.
 
8. Groups are expected to treat one another and those we meet in Mexico with respect and consideration at all times. Any attempt to degrade or insult others with respect to their ethnicity, gender, religion or sexual orientation will not be tolerated.
 
9. I understand that BorderLinks respects the right of Mexicans to make decisions concerning their own country.
am a participant in a travel seminar program coordinated by BorderLinks, Inc. (“BorderLinks”).
 
The registrant has voluntarily enrolled in a travel program offered out of Tucson, Arizona to be conducted on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. The Group Leader has made a deposit on behalf of the participants to apply against costs of the delegation.
 

Limited Waiver of Liability Provisions

 
(a) As consideration for being permitted to participate in the program, the Participant agrees to abide by all applicable rules and regulations of BorderLinks, its staff, and laws of the governmental jurisdictions at the place or places of program offering.
 
(b) The Participant has read the accompanying letter and orientation package and understands the inherent problems connected with travel to and living in a poverty setting in a foreign country such as Mexico. The Participant, being fully informed of such conditions, hereby assumes the risk connected with such travel and living arrangements, holds BorderLinks and its agents harmless for damages to registrant that are connected with such conditions except to the extent that they are shown to result immediately and directly from BorderLinks negligence and deliberate misconduct.
 
(c) The Participant hereby acknowledges his/her sole and separate responsibility for the security of any personal items brought on the trip, and will not hold BorderLinks responsible for theft or damage of any of those personal items.
 
I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its contents. I sign it of my own free will. If registrant is a minor, his or her parent or guardian must sign or the registrant will not be permitted to participate.

Note: If the registrant is a minor, you will need to submit additional information that can be found on our webpage.

(Note: If you click the submit button and nothing happens, it means you have left one or more required fields blank. Please scroll up, enter the data, and re-submit.)

Special Thanks to Our Spring and Summer Delegations!

North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Arizona State University, Lake Forest, SOA Watch, Whitman College, Unitarian Universalist Association, Duke University (Duke Engage), Portland Jesuit High School, University of Denver, Social Action Summer Institute, St. Andrews UMC, Mennonite Church USA, Murray Hills Christian Church, Los Feliz UMC  

To see the complete list of our delegations, click here.