In celebration of our 20th anniversary, please consider a $20 donation to support First Descents and extend the healing power of adventure to young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions.
FDX Programs are an incredible opportunity for First Descents alumni to enjoy an unbelievable Out Living It experience while raising funds to extend the healing power of adventure to more young adults impacted by cancer and other serious health conditions. Below we break down eligibility, the application process, and more!
Who: Eligibility and Requirements
How is FDX different from a weeklong program?
FDX programs, although unique and meaningful, are very different from week-long programs.
What we expect of you:
First Descents requires that all participants obtain travel insurance for their FDX program. There are many travel insurance plans available, so we recommend doing your research to find a plan that works best for you. First Descents asks that participants have a minimum coverage for medical and evacuation, but you’re always welcome to choose a plan with more coverage options if you’d like.
International travel can be dynamic for many reasons. If you have not traveled much internationally before, do your research ahead of time. Pro Tips: Give yourself extra time. Stay organized! Be patient and flexible. Expect some unexpected adventures!
Forms and Requirements:
Application and Selection Process:
While we wish we could provide FDX opportunities to everyone who applies, spots are still limited. While there is no simple and easy way to make selections, we try our best to bring these opportunities to as many participants as we can to support them in continuing their Out Living It pursuits.