The Washington World Fellows program is an equity-focused academic fellowship open to 10th grade student applicants in Washington state. Starting in the summer before the fellows’ 11th grade year, the fellowship consists of a six-week immersive Spanish language study abroad program in León, Spain, with a full college-level academic schedule, as well as post-trip college-preparation support. Before departing for Spain, students will attend a series of pre-departure orientation sessions in the spring in preparation for the study abroad program, and after their return, will have access to leadership opportunities and college application assistance through their 11th and 12th grade years.
The overarching purpose of the program is to provide deserving students who may lack access to similar opportunities with an academic and study abroad experience that will support their trajectory into college, enhance their high school academics, and afford them a new sense of global awareness. In order to fulfill that goal, the program, including airfare, will be administered at no cost to students.
15 current 10th grade students will be selected to take part in the 2019 Washington World Fellows program. Students must be nominated by their teachers and apply to the program by January 18th, 2019.
The Washington World Fellows program is established as a partnership between the Office of the Lt. Governor and the Association of Washington Generals, a civic non-profit organization established by the Washington State Legislature.
Additional outstanding partner organizations include The Honorary Consulate of Spain, Central Washington University, University of León, AVID Washington, Game On!, and The College Success Foundation.
Photo credit: David Dick, CWU photographer
If you would like to support the Washington World Fellows and make a difference in a high school student’s life, please consider making a donation here!
All donations will go directly to the Washington World Fellows Fund, held by the Association of Washington Generals.
Sponsor a Student
To directly provide a student in Washington with a transformative academic and cultural experience, consider becoming a student sponsor!
A donation of $6,000 fully covers a students' costs - including travel costs, lodging, meals, field trips, and classes.
To recognize your outstanding support for students in this state, sponsors will be listed on our Sponsors page.