Eligibility and Prerequisites
- Programs are open to all students who have completed their 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade year, but have not yet entered college or university.
- If you do not have a valid passport valid through February 28, 2015, apply for one now, especially if your program requires a visa. (Many countries require your passport be valid for at least six months or longer beyond the dates of your program.)
- If you have not had a medical physical since June 2013, make an appointment as soon as possible.
- A Special Note to Non-US Citizens:
- You are responsible for making sure that your immigration documents are in order for international travel.
- These may include a US alien registration card, a valid passport, a visa for the country(ies) you would be visiting, and a US reentry permit.
- Consult the US Immigration and Naturalization Service office in your area, and the Embassy or Consulate of the country you will visit as soon as possible. Some documents can take as long as three months to obtain.
Language Requirements by Program:
|Argentina: Community Service and the Great Outdoors||One year of Spanish language training|
|Argentina: Visual Arts and Photography|
|Chile: Cultural and Regional Diversity|
|Costa Rica: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Sustainability|
|Costa Rica: Fair Trade and Sustainability|
|Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands and the Andes|
|Peru: Ancient and Contemporary Cultures|
|Spain: Language and Cultural Traditions|
|Spain: Regional Cultures|
|Spain: Arts and Social Change||Two years of Spanish language training|
|Spain: Contemporary and Historic Cultural Diversity|
|Spain: The Art of Catalonia|
|France: Culinary Traditions and French Cuisine||One year of French language training|
|France: Painting and Photography in Paris and Provence|
|Mexico: Local and Regional Cuisine||One year of Spanish language training (RECOMMENDED)|
|Mexico: Marine Biology on the Baja Peninsula|
|Nicaragua and Cuba: Arts and Social Change|