The Washington World Fellows Program brings travel, leadership and college readiness to high school students. The 2019 program is now accepting applications.
The fellowship seeks to empower motivated high school students through travel and education by offering a study abroad experience and college readiness program. The program, including airfare, will be administered at no cost for the chosen students and their families.
Washington World Fellows will choose 15 current 10th-grade students to take part in the 2019 program.
The program starts in the summer. Students participate in a six-week study abroad experience in León, Spain. Students will earn college credit by studying the Spanish language at the University of León, immerse in Spanish culture by living with local homestay families, and learn about Spanish history firsthand through guided field trips. When students return home, they participate in two years of rigorous college preparation, including SAT and ACT test support, and have access to a number of unique leadership opportunities.
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 enhance their high school academics, support their trajectory into college, and encourage them to become leaders in their communities. In order to fulfill that goal, the program, including airfare, will be administered at no cost to students and their families.