Blaze Application Information

Application Guidelines

We’re excited that you’re considering applying for Emmaus International’s Blaze program. The Blaze program is a big commitment spiritually, emotionally, and logistically. 

Blaze Sessions

Session 1: June 4 - June 23 ($750 includes lodging, meals, and materials)

Session 2: July 9 - July 28 ($750 includes lodging, meals, and materials)

Session PERU: July 30 - August 16 ($1500 includes flights to and from Peru, lodging, meals, and materials)

Combining Sessions

  • Session 1 and Session 2 are identical; participants should not attend both.
  • Session PERU is a "stand-alone" session that does not require participants to complete Session 1 or 2.
  • However, accepted participants can do Session 1 and Session PERU, or Session 2 and Session PERU, if desired.

    Program Eligibility

    • The Blaze program is designed for adults at least 18 years of age.
    • Married housing may or may not be available.
    • No childcare or family housing is provided; therefore, this program is not for married couples with children.
    • Sessions 1 and 2 are available in Dubuque, Iowa; Session PERU starts and ends in Dubuque, Iowa but mostly takes place in Peru.

    Application Deadline

    We’re currently accepting applications on a rolling basis for all Blaze 2018 sessions. 

    Admission Requirements

    All of the following items must be received by Emmaus International before the deadline for the application to be considered:

    • Your completed online application
    • Two reference forms (one from your church leader/spiritual mentor and one adult character reference)
    • A phone interview with at least one member of the Emmaus International LIT Discipleship team.

    Medical Information

    To apply, you need to provide some medical information, including insurance, physician, and medication information. Be sure to have these handy before starting the application.

    Cost

    There is no cost to apply for Blaze; however, accepted participants must submit a $100 deposit to secure their spot.

    Session 1: $750

    Session 2: $750

    Session PERU: $1500

    Session 1 + Session PERU: $2250

    Session 2 + Session PERU: $2250

    All costs includes housing, meals, and materials; cost for Session PERU includes housing, meals, materials, and flights to and from Peru.

    Payment is due on the first day of Blaze. At this time, scholarships are not available.

    Acceptance

    After submitting an application, you will receive notification of acceptance via email within two weeks. If you are accepted into the program, you will receive additional information regarding your next steps for enrollment via email.