The following Personal Statement is designed to give you an opportunity to write freely about yourself. Try to refer to all the following questions in your writing. Remember, we are trying to differentiate YOU from every other applicant.
- Why do you want to participate in the Greek Summer program?
- What do you feel you can or would like to contribute to the group?
- What do you hope to gain from the experience?
Alternatively, you can send us a Personal Statement video via wetransfer
at email@example.com. if you choose to send a video essay, please state this in the above text box.
I, the undersigned, an applicant for the Greek Summer program at the American Farm School, do waive and release all claims against the administration of the Greek Summer program (hereinafter referred to as “the Administrators”) and The American Farm School (hereinafter referred to as “The School”), for any injury, loss, damage, accident, delay or expense resulting from the use of any vehicle, or equipment, any strikes, war, civil disturbance, weather, sickness, quarantine, government restrictions or regulations. In addition I waive and release all claims for problems arising from any act or omission of any airline, railroad, bus company, taxi service, hotel, restaurant, employer or other firm, agency, company or individual. I also release the Administrators and The School, and agree to indemnify them, with regard to any financial obligations or liabilities that I may personally incur, or any damage or injury to the persons or property of others that I may cause, while participating in the Greek Summer program.
I hereby grant the Administrators and The School full authority to take whatever actions they may consider to be warranted under the circumstances regarding my health and safety, and I fully release each of them from any liability for such decisions or actions as may be taken in connection therewith. I authorize the Administrators and The School, at their discretion, to place me, at my own (or my parents’) expense, and without my further consent, in a hospital in any part of Europe for medical service and treatment or, if no hospital is readily available, to place me in the hands of a local medical doctor for treatment. If deemed necessary/desirable by the Administrators, I authorize them to transport me back to the United States or other country of origin by commercial airline or otherwise at my own (or my parents’) expense for medical treatment. The authorizations granted in this paragraph are solely for my benefit and do not in any way make the Administrators responsible for me at any time when not under their direct supervision.
I will comply with the rules, standards and instructions for behavior of participants in the Greek Summer program. I hereby waive and release all claims against the Administrators and The School arising out of my failure to comply with such rules, standards, and instructions; and I agree to indemnify the Administrators and The School against any consequences of such failure. I agree that the Administrators shall have the right to enforce appropriate standards of conduct and that they may at any time terminate my participation in the Greek Summer program for failure to maintain these standards, or for any actions of conduct which the Administrators consider to be incompatible with the best interests of the program. If my participation is terminated, I consent to being sent home at my own (or my parents’) expense with no refund of fees.
At all times when required, I will remain under the supervision of the Administrators. I hereby waive and release all claims against the Administrators arising out of my failure to remain under the supervision when required and agree to indemnify them against any consequences of such failure.
I understand that from time to time publicity materials of the Greek Summer program may include statements by participants and/or photographic and video representations, and I consent to such use of my comments and my image. I authorize The School to make use of my name, voice, image, photographs or footage taken by the School on a royalty-free, world-wide basis for any purpose associated with the School’s activities, website, or other means, as determined by the School, without compensation, obligation or liability.
I understand that the Administrators reserve the right to change work or living arrangements and to make alterations in itineraries as may be required. In addition, I understand that program charges are based on applicable tariffs and government regulations and are subject to minor changes depending on regulations in effect at time of departure.
All references in this release to the Administrators and The School shall include persons or companies administering the Greek Summer program, and their officers, directors, staff members, employees and agents. All references herein to the “parents” of the applicant shall include the legal guardian or other adult responsible for the applicant.
I certify that I am the parent or legal guardian of the above applicant, and that I have read the foregoing release and application materials, and that I understand that a large part of the program consists of a work period, as well as travel time. I hereby join in each and every part of the release (including such parts as may subject me to personal financial responsibility), and hereby relinquish any claim that I might have against the Administrators and The School (as set forth above), including, without limitation, any claim arising as a result of the applicant’s leaving the supervision of the Administrators.