2018 YLA Costs

Young Leaders Access Program Costs

The 2018 Young Leaders Access Program Retreat will take place in New York, New York and Burlington, Vermont from July 24, 2018- August 2, 2018. Accommodations will be provide by New York University in New York, and Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

MCW expects that all participants are respectful of the amount which is granted and patient with MCW staff members throughout the process. We have limited staff and they work with a high volume of participants.


MCW requires all accepted participants to pay a $100 deposit fee by May 4, 2018. The deposit will be refunded to the participant in full on August 2, 2018 when they have successful completed the retreat.

The deposit is required to cover all costs if a participant cancels after June 11, 2018

Payment can be made via Square or PayPal. If no payment is made by May 4, 2018 you will be considered to no longer attend the retreat.

Costs Covered by MCW

– International Flights for international participants
– Domestic flights for United States participants
– Housing from the evening of July 23, 2018- August 2, 2018
– 3 meals per day from July 24, 2018- August 2, 2018
– Round Trip Travel from New York, New York to Burlington, Vermont with MCW group
– Public Transportation to/from JFK, LaGuardia Airport, Newark
– Basic Travel Health Insurance for International Participants with coverage from July 24, 2018- August 2, 2018

Cost Not Covered by MCW
– Passport Fees
– Visa Fees
– In Country Costs (travel to the airport, extra baggage fees, etc.)

In an effort to make the program accessible to all individuals, MCW will cover flight costs related to the attendance of the program for every accepted participant. Flights will only be booked to arrive one day in advance of the program (July 23, 2018) and to depart one day after the program (August 3, 2018). If you wish to travel in the US for longer than this time, you must book the flight on your own and MCW will reimburse you for the cost of the flight according to what MCW would have booked. No exceptions will be made.

If a participant delays in applying for his/her visa after being accepted into the program and as a result will receive the visa less than a month before the program begins, travel will no longer be provided.

If MCW is booking any travel on behalf of a participant, all travel will be according to the most cost efficient route.

Additional Housing on July 23, 2018 and August 2, 2018
MCW will provide a room the night before and the night after the program for those whose flight schedules require them to arrive the day before or depart after the program. This is considered to be part of the program, and it is the responsibility of the participant to notify MCW by June 8, 2018 if they require housing. Requests for a room later than this period of time will not be considered. Please note that for those arriving or departing more than 24 hours before the start or the end of the program, a room will not be provided. These participants are expected to find their own accommodations. MCW (including staff, volunteers, board members, friends of MCW) are not responsible for providing accommodations for participants prior to or beyond the program.

If you request the room and then choose not to stay, please note that the NYU cancellation fee of $50 will be deducted from your deposit. Room reservations are non-transferrable to other participants or individuals as per NYU Housing Policy.