Parent Frequently Asked Questions
Are you thinking for my child’s safety?
Yes, we place the highest priority that each project participant is safe while attending the Orlando Project. One way we are committed to providing safety for your child is by having policies in place such as a nightly curfew that is upheld and checked on a daily basis. Please refer to the OP Policies for further details.
Are there enough jobs?
Yes. Under our contract with Universal Studios Orlando, there are enough jobs reserved for each participant to have while attending the Orlando Project. Due to Universal Studios appearance and criminal background policies, there is a small percentage of students who may be prevented from being hired at Universal Studios In those cases, we work with the individual student to arrange other job opportunities.
What about transportation?
We encourage as many students as possible to drive and carpool to the Orlando Project. Cars are needed to transport students to their summer employment as well as other project functions.
Can we visit the OP?
Yes, you are welcome to visit the Orlando Project at any time! There is also a special Parents’ Weekend planned for the weekend of June 15th-16th during which students schedules are cleared and they have the opportunity to spend time with their parents or visitors. You can register for this weekend online at www.theorlandoproject.org. If you have more questions about this event, please contact Brynn Anderson at email@example.com.
Where will my child be living?
All project participants, leaders, and staff will be living at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. It is a wonderful resort equipped with many amenities, and conveniently located less than three miles from Universal Studios.
Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Which churches will my child be attending?
Sunday worship is a built-in component of the Orlando Project. Students will be assigned to one of three local partner churches:
11002 Lake Hart Dr #300
Orlando, FL 32832
St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church
4917 Eli Street
Orlando, FL 32804
St. Andrew’s Chapel
5525 Wayside Drive
Sanford, FL 32771
What is Campus Outreach?
Campus Outreach is an Interdenominational college ministry on many campuses throughout the United States and the world. To learn more about who we are and our vision for the college campus, please visit www.coindy.org.
How do you deal with conflict of dates?
Any out of town trips (i.e. weddings, military duty) must be discussed and approved with the Orlando Project Director. You can email Drew Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can my child afford the $1,950 cost of attending the Orlando Project?
It is possible to pay the $1,950 in weekly installments. Please refer to the Rent Payment document. Paychecks from the work at Universal Studios can be used to offset the price. In addition, you may raise support in the form of tax-deductible donations from friends, family, businesses and churches to cover the cost.
Are there any emergency contacts?
Orlando Project Director/IUPUI Campus Director
IU Campus Director