Deadlines: March 15, July 15, and October 15 (every year)

Application Checklist:
  • Project/program details:

Outline your tasks, project goals, and how these goals will be measured. In light of COVID-19, describe any restrictions related to travel to and from the project location and the safety measures and protocols that are in place at your project location.

  • Detailed budget (including proof of all fees—estimated costs are acceptable)

  • Essay (one to two pages) that answers each part of the following question:

Detail the specific skills and experience you will contribute to your host organization and what you hope to learn during your project/program. Explain how you will apply this experience to your future plans.

  • Two signed letters of recommendation: one may be from an academic instructor and the other must be from a supervisor, employer, or coach (submitted to grants@interexchange.org by recommender). Prompt for recommenders:

Please speak to the applicant’s maturity, adaptability, communication style, leadership potential, and other characteristics that you have first-hand knowledge of that would help us assess the overall suitability for success on the service project abroad.

  • Resume (no longer than one page)

  • Photocopy of valid U.S. passport or permanent resident card

  • $50 non-refundable application fee

Note: The application must be completed in one sitting and individual file uploads cannot exceed 25 MB in size. Total uploads for this form cannot exceed 100 MB.

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Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
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