Student Application Process:
The application will be available online December 4th, and close February 16th.
Students will be notified of their acceptance into the program this March.
2018 Application Process:
In order to be eligible to apply for the Washington World Fellows program, students had to be nominated by one of their high school teachers.
Washington World Fellow Requirements
To be eligible for this program, you must:
- be a United States citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States. While we would like to open this program to all students, unfortunately immigration concerns for students and their families prevent us from accepting students who do not meet this requirement.
- be a current 10th grade student
- have completed one year of high school Spanish by the summer of 2018 (or be able to demonstrate elementary conversational Spanish)
Student applicants should access the online application to fill out an online form with basic contact information and answer a series of short questions. Applications should be reviewed with parents, as the online application will require an e-signature, and acceptance into the program will require additional parental permissions. If students are unable to complete this application for any reason, they are encouraged to contact Washington World Fellows at info@WAWorldFellows.org. Accommodations can be made for special circumstances.
Teacher Nomination Process:
Nomination: teacher's role
In order to apply, students must have been nominated by at least one of their high school teachers. Teachers may nominate up to three students that they believe are likely to gain the most from the program -- that is, students who are motivated, but may not have access to similar opportunities. After verifying their nominees' interest, teachers submit students' names to the Washington World Fellows online application below. Teachers serve as a character reference for their nominees, and nominees will be automatically notified of their nomination. Teachers are encouraged to help students fill out their online applications, and help connect parents with information about the program.
• nominees must be United States citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States. While we would like to open this program to all students, unfortunately immigration concerns for students and their families prevent us from accepting students who do not meet this requirement.
• nominees must be current 10th grade students
• nominees must have completed one year of high school Spanish by the summer of 2018 (or be able to demonstrate elementary conversational Spanish)
• nominees should demonstrate the maturity to handle a 6-week study abroad experience
• nominees should be motivated to enhance their language skills and demonstrate an interest in travel