MMW Serves Application

MMW Serves – Yosemite and Baja Spring Break Programs

MMW Serves will focus on environmental projects, working at Yosemite National Park and at Bahia de Los Angeles in Baja, Mexico in Spring Break 2022.  MMW Serves requires academic preparation in winter term through a special MMW Seminar before the experiential component over spring break.  Space is limited.

  • Cost: $450.00.  There is a Non-Refundable $225.00 deposit due with your acceptance by Nov.  20.   Second Payment ($200) will be due at the end of January and is Non-Refundable.  This covers transportation from UCSD to the MMW Serve locations, food, lodging, and outdoor activities over Spring Break 2021. 
  • Preparation: Participation requires successful completion of a special 4-credit MMW14/122 Seminar on Mondays, 3-6pm in Winter.  Pre-Requisites:  MMW12 & 13; MMW121 (for transfer students).
  • Deadline:   Submit your application by email on or before Monday, Nov. 1.
FIRST & LAST NAME                  PID                  PREFERRED GENDER                         DATE OF BIRTH
MAJOR(S) & MINOR(S):                      

EMAIL / PHONE NUMBER:                                       

CLASS STANDING:                                                                                                                       

FRESH    SOPH    JR    SR                               Transfer Student:    □  YES       □ NO

DID YOU COMPLETE MMW 12 AND 13 (NON-TRANSFER STUDENTS)

□YES       □ NO

DID YOU/WILL YOU COMPLETE MMW121 (TRANSFER STUDENTS) before Winter 2022? 

□YES       □ NO                                                                                                                                           

EXPECTED GRADUATION:   

FOR WHICH MMW SERVES LOCATION ARE YOU APPLYING:   

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:   SUBMIT RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:  Make sure that your name is on each sheet.  Use standard 12-point font.

1.     Why do you want to participate in this MMW Serves program?

2.     How will you contribute positively to the group, course, and service experience?

3.     Share about your outdoor/environmental interest and experience, if any.  Describe any community service or intercultural experience.   How does this program relate to any previous experience, to your college career, or to future plans?

4.   Describe yourself, your strengths, and your personality.  How do you work in a group? What do you hope to gain from this experience?

5.    This program requires traveling together, engaging in outdoor and service activities together, and staying together for the entire week.  There will not be time for “solo” activities. Do you agree to this?  Do you have questions about this?

6.  This program requires enrollment and completion of the MMW seminar in winter 2022, which takes place in-person on Mondays 3-5:50pm.   Do you agree to take this course?

7.  The Yosemite program leaves on Sunday and returns on Saturday.   The Baja program leaves on Saturday and returns on Saturday.    Do you have a winter term course with a Saturday final exam?  If so, you will not be able to take part in the Baja program.

8.     Submit names, title, and contact information (address, phone, email) for two references.   How do you know these references (teacher, supervisor, group leader, etc.)?

NOTE:  Your UCSD academic and conduct record will be reviewed to ensure that you are in good standing.

For Questions and Submissions, contact  Prof. Matthew Herbst mtherbst@ucsd.edu