Global Visionaries 2020-21 Program Application


Thank you for your interest in Global Visionaries! Empowering leadership through youth-led awareness and community engagement.

 

Instructions:

The application takes about an hour to complete, and will require both students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to be completed.

The application cannot be saved, so please complete the entire application in one sitting, and make sure that you hit the submit button at the end and save/print your confirmation number.

*If you do not have access to a computer, please contact us at programs@global-visionaries.org.

Prepare for the application by having the following information available beforehand:

  • All current contact information for applicant and guardians.

  • Family financial information.

 

Application Deadlines:

 

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program:

Fall Cohort - October 26, 2020

Winter Cohort - January 18, 2021

Spring Cohort - April 26, 2021

 

Immersion Program:

All Cohorts: November 30th, 2020


Bundle - Virtual & Immersion Program:

Fall Virtual Cohort + All Immersion Cohorts: October 26, 2020

Winter Virtual Cohort + All Immersion Cohorts: November 30, 2020

Spring Virtual Cohort + All Immersion Cohorts: November 30, 2020

 

The Early Bird Application deadline for all programs is October 19th, 2020.

Early Bird Discount: $100 off Immersion Program, $100 of Bundle Program, $25 on Virtual Program.


Questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact our Programs Staff at (206) 322-9448 or programs@global-visionaries.org with any questions.

Thank you!

Program Options

Given the uncertainty of travel this year due to COVID-19, we understand that some families may not be comfortable traveling this year. For this reason, we are accepting applications for both the current 2020-21 Program Year and the 2021-22 Program Year (traveling to Guatemala in 2022).

Cultural Immersion Program:

  • Travel to Guatemala for a 14 day international immersion

  • Live with a homestay family and work alongside teens from Guatemala on service projects

  • 1-on-1 Spanish tutoring

  • Cultural excursions and in-country workshops

  • Pre-Immersion Workshop

  • Earn 32+ hours of service credits in Guatemala

  • Structured fundraising support

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program:
  • A cohort of globally-minded youth from around Seattle

  • Monthly social justice workshops centered on local and global issues

  • 12-18 hours of 1-on-1 Spanish classes with a Guatemalan Spanish teacher

  • Pen pals and virtual meet-ups with Guatemalan peers

  • Earn 12+ hours of service hours

  • Fundraising support

Bundle the Immersion and Virtual Programs: You can choose to:
  • Participate in the both Virtual & Immersion Programs in 2020-21 (traveling to Guatemala Summer 2021)

  • Participate in the Virtual Program in 2020-21 and participate in the Immersion Program in 2021-22 (traveling to Guatemala in 2022)

  • Save up to $780 by bundling both programs!

  • Receive priority acceptance and cohort choice




Cultural Immersion Program


Cultural Immersion Program Application Steps:


  1. Complete the application by the application deadline.

  2. Complete the student applicant interview by the application deadline.

  3. Submit your deposit by the application deadline. These deposits will go toward your program fees if accepted to the program and will be returned to you within 30 business days if you are not accepted to the program. 

  4. If requesting financial aid, please submit your most current IRS tax forms (1040 or other)

  5. Recommended: Attend a Virtual Information Night to learn more about the program and fundraising and ask any questions. Dates for our Information Nights will be available on the GV website.


Be prepared to answer the following essay questions:

  • Why do you want to participate in Global Visionaries? 

  • Define leadership in your own words.

  • What does global citizenship mean to you?

  • If you could change one thing in the world or in your life, what would it be? Why? How would you change it?

  • What matters most to you?  

  • How do you spend your time?

Complete your Student Interview:

 

Please schedule an interview with one of the teachers at your school as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute will put your chance of getting an interview at risk. The teacher will return an interview form to us. To find a teacher interviewer at your school, refer to the "Scheduling Your Interview" section on our website.


If you do not attend one of these schools, please email us at programs@global-visionaries.org to schedule an online interview.

 

Deposit:

$50 for those requesting financial aid

$250 for those not requesting financial aid

 

You will have the option to upload a digital copy of your financial information in the application. You can also e-mail or mail application materials (Tax Forms, Deposits, etc.) to the corresponding addresses:

 

Email: You may send scanned copies of application materials via email to programs@global-visionaries.org. Please include the word “Application” and the applicant's name in the email subject line.

 

Mail: "Global Visionaries Program Application (Applicant’s Name Here)"

2524 16th Ave. S, RM 206

Seattle, WA 98144

 

Pay via Debit/Credit Card or eCheck: A payment link will be made available once you have submitted this application. You can also pay through our website.

All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

Cultural Immersion Program Cost

 

Program Fees: $3,350 + Estimated Airfare: $1000

Program cost ranges from: $300 - $4,350

 

The table below estimates financial aid amount and program cost based on household income.

Family Income

Estimated Scholarship Package

Estimated Program Cost w/ Airfare

​$0-$15,000

$4,050-$3,910

$300-$440

$15,001-$20,000

$3,910-$3,710

$440-$640

​$20,001-$30,000

$3,710-$3,510

$640-$840

$30,001-$40,000

$3,410-$3,010

$940-$1,340

​$40,001-$50,000

$3,010-$2,500

$1,340-$1,850

$50,001-$60,000

$2,500-$2,050

$1,850-$2,300

$60,001-$70,000

$2,050-$1,530

$2,300-$2,820

​$70,001-$80,000

$1,530-$1,010

$2,820-$3,340

$80,001-$90,000

$1,010-$730

$3,340-$3,620

​$90,001-$100,000

$730-$530

$3,620-$3,820

​$100,001-$110,000

$530-$325

$3,820-$4,025

$110,001-$150,000

$325-$175

$4,025-$4,175

$150,000-$200,000

$175-$100

$4,175-$4,250

$200,000 - $ 250,000

$100-$0

$4,250-$4,350

 

Bundle Program


Bundle Program Application Steps:


  1. Complete the application by the application deadline.

  2. Complete the student applicant interview by the application deadline.

  3. Submit your deposit by the application deadline. These deposits will go toward your program fees if accepted to the program and will be returned to you within 30 business days if you are not accepted to the program. 

  4. If requesting financial aid, please submit your most current IRS tax forms (1040 or other)

  5. Recommended: Attend a Virtual Information Night to learn more about the program and fundraising and ask any questions. Dates for our Information Nights will be available on the GV website.


Be prepared to answer the following essay questions:

  • Why do you want to participate in Global Visionaries? 

  • Define leadership in your own words.

  • What does global citizenship mean to you?

  • If you could change one thing in the world or in your life, what would it be? Why? How would you change it?

  • What matters most to you?  

  • How do you spend your time?

Complete your Student Interview:

 

Please schedule an interview with one of the teachers at your school as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute will put your chance of getting an interview at risk. The teacher will return an interview form to us. To find a teacher interviewer at your school, refer to the "Scheduling Your Interview" section on our website.

 

If you do not attend one of these schools, please email us at programs@global-visionaries.org to schedule an online interview.

 

Deposit:

$50 for those requesting financial aid

$250 for those not requesting financial aid

 

You will have the option to upload a digital copy of your financial information in the application. You can also e-mail or mail application materials (Tax Forms, Deposits, etc.) to the corresponding addresses:

 

Email: You may send scanned copies of application materials via email to programs@global-visionaries.org. Please include the word “Application” and the applicant's name in the email subject line.

 

Mail: "Global Visionaries Program Application (Applicant’s Name Here)"

2524 16th Ave. S, RM 206

Seattle, WA 98144

 

Pay via Debit/Credit Card or eCheck: A payment link will be made available once you have submitted this application. You can also pay through our website.

All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

Bundle Program Cost

 

Program Fees: $3,850 + Estimated Airfare: $1000

Total Program Cost: $4,850

 

The table below estimates financial aid amount and program cost based on household income.

Family Income

 Estimated Scholarship Package

 Estimated Program Cost + Airfare

 ​$0-$15,000

 $    4,450.00

 $    4,210.00

 $        400.00

 $        640.00

 $15,001-$20,000

 $    4,210.00

 $    4,010.00

 $        640.00

 $        840.00

 ​$20,001-$30,000

 $    4,010.00

 $    3,910.00

 $        840.00

 $        940.00

 ​$30,001-$40,000

 $    3,910.00

 $    3,610.00

 $        940.00

 $    1,240.00

 ​$40,001-$50,000

 $    3,610.00

 $    3,210.00

 $    1,240.00

 $    1,640.00

 ​$50,001-$60,000

 $    3,210.00

 $    2,810.00

 $    1,640.00

 $    2,040.00

 $60,001-$70,000

 $    2,810.00

 $    2,330.00

 $    2,040.00

 $    2,520.00

 ​$70,001-$80,000

 $    2,330.00

 $    1,710.00

 $    2,520.00

 $    3,140.00

 $80,001-$90,000

 $    1,710.00

 $    1,070.00

 $    3,140.00

 $    3,780.00

 ​$90,001-$100,000

 $    1,070.00

 $        730.00

 $    3,780.00

 $    4,120.00

 ​$100,001-$110,000

 $       730.00

 $        460.00

 $    4,120.00

 $    4,390.00

 ​$110,001-$150,000

 $       460.00

 $        310.00

 $    4,390.00

 $    4,540.00

  $150,000-$200,000

 $       310.00

 $        150.00

 $    4,540.00

 $    4,700.00

  $200,000 - $ 250,000

 $       150.00

 $                 -  

 $    4,700.00

 $    4,850.00

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program
Virtual Cultural Exchange Program Application Steps:

  1. Complete your application by the application deadline
  2. Submit your deposit by the application deadline. These deposits will go toward your program fees if accepted to the program and will be returned to you within 30 business days if you are not accepted to the program.
  3. If requesting financial aid, please submit your most current IRS tax forms (1040 or other)
  4. Recommended: Attend a Virtual Information Night to learn more about the program and fundraising and ask any questions. Dates for our Information Nights will be available on the GV website.

Deposit:

$20 for those requesting financial aid

$40 for those not requesting financial aid

 

You will have the option to upload a digital copy of your financial information in the application. You can also e-mail or mail application materials (Tax Forms, Deposits, etc.) to the corresponding addresses:

 

Email: You may send scanned copies of application materials via email to programs@global-visionaries.org. Please include the word “Application” and the applicant's name in the email subject line.

 

Mail: "Global Visionaries Program Application (Applicant’s Name Here)"

2524 16th Ave. S, RM 206

Seattle, WA 98144

 

Pay via Debit/Credit Card or eCheck: A payment link will be made available once you have submitted this application. You can also pay through our website.

All application materials must be received by the application deadline.

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program Cost

Program cost ranges from: $40 - $1,280

The table below estimates financial aid amount and program cost based on household income.

Family Income

 Estimated Scholarship Package

 Estimated Program Cost 

​$0-$15,000

 $1240

 $40

$15,001-$20,000

 $1,200

 $80

​$20,001-$30,000

 $1170

 $110

$30,001-$40,000

 $1120

 $160

​$40,001-$50,000

 $1070

 $210

$50,001-$60,000

 $1000

 $280

$60,001-$70,000

 $890

 $390

​$70,001-$80,000

 $770

 $510

$80,001-$90,000

 $650

 $630

​$90,001-$100,000

 $520

 $760

​$100,001-$125,000

 $370

 $910

$125,001-$150,000

 $200

 $1080

 $150,000-$175,000

 $90

 $1190

 $175,001 +

 $0

 $1280

 

 

Participant Information


Please type all names as they are written or will be written on your passport.




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We believe that our community and program are strongest when youth from diverse backgrounds are represented. GV is an equal opportunity organization and is committed to fostering and supporting an inclusive and diverse community. 

Please select the gender you identify as.



Like we have names we go by, we also have pronouns others use to refer to us.  Please select the pronouns you use and want others to use to refer to you.

Please select all that apply.


1st Parent/Guardian Contact Information 
This parent/guardian will be the primary contact for GV














2nd Parent/Guardian Contact Information 
This parent/guardian will be the secondary contact for GV















3rd Parent/Guardian Contact Information 















4th Parent/Guardian Contact Information 















If you are a deferring student applying for the Virtual Cultural Program, please only select the Virtual Cultural Exchange Program.
Virtual Cultural Exchange Program

Select your Virtual Program cohort preferences:


Fall Cohort: November 5, 2021 - January 29, 2021

 

Winter Cohort: February 3, 2021 - April 30, 2021

 

Spring Cohort: May 6, 2021 - July 30, 2021

 

12 week program includes a two hour orientation, three Social Justice Workshops, 12-18 hours of 1-on-1 Spanish lessons, complete at least 12 volunteer hours, and attend at least one virtual gathering with Guatemalan youth.

 

Acceptance is based on a first come first serve basis. We will do our best to accommodate your preferred cohort.

Please select your program choice below by ranking your first and second choices.



Cultural Immersion Program

Select your Immersion Program Year:

Given the uncertainty of travel this year due to COVID-19, we understand that some families may not be comfortable traveling this year. For this reason, we are offering the option for students to apply for travel to Guatemala in our 2021-22 Program Year.

2020-21 Immersion Program

Please select your immersion cohort preferences:


Early Summer Program: *June 30, 2021 - July 13, 2021 (+/- 2 days).

Mid Summer Program: July 20, 2021 - August 2, 2021 (+/- 2 days).

Late Summer Program: *August 6, 2021 - August 19, 2021 (+/- 2 days).

*Please note that these dates are subject to change, plus or minus 2 days, based on flight availability and pricing.

These programs also include a two hour orientation, three hour pre-departure meeting, and a 3-day pre-immersion workshop scheduled prior to the Guatemala immersion. Once in Guatemala, youth work alongside local teens that have gone through a similar leadership program facilitated by our Guatemalan staff.

If you are flexible about which program you would like to apply to, it will increase your chances of acceptance into the program. 

Please select your program choice below by ranking your first, second, and third choice. If you are not available for more than 1 or 2 dates, you can select "N/A - not available to travel any other dates" for the remaining choices.




2021-22 Immersion Program

Please select your immersion cohort preferences:


Spring Program: April 2022. This spans the week of Seattle Public Schools' Spring Break, plus a few days the following week. Students may miss days of school.

Early Summer Program: June - July 2022

Late Summer Program: July - August 2022

*Please note that these dates are tentative and subject to change as we get closer to travel.

If you are flexible about which program you would like to apply to, it will increase your chances of acceptance into the program. 

Please select your program choice below by ranking your first, second, and third choice. If you are not available for more than 1 or 2 dates, you can select "N/A - not available to travel any other dates" for the remaining choices.




Program Fee Information

One of GV's goals is to make our program available to all who are interested, regardless of financial resources. As an organization we fundraise and collaborate with funders to ensure that 50% of our participants receive some sort of financial aid. GV is committed to being both a geographically and socially diverse program, and our commitment to providing financial aid helps us achieve this goal.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an Information Night to learn more about the fundraising aspect of our program, learn from past parents and participants about their experience participating in the program, and receive answers to any financial questions you may have.

GV has a limited amount of financial aid available and while we will do everything we can to meet the needs of our applicants, we cannot guarantee a specific amount of financial aid. 

GV is committed to working with every family to make this program affordable, regardless of their financial background or difficulties. Please contact our program staff to discuss your situation even if you feel that you do not qualify for financial aid. 

Financial Aid



Financial Aid

Please fill in the following section if you are interested in being considered for Financial Aid.  

Please remember that in addition to completing the questions below, you must also submit a copy of your family's 1040 Tax Form from last year.

*Please black out any social security numbers to preserve your privacy. We will destroy the forms at the end of the application process.

Please Upload, E-mail, or Mail your Tax Forms before your application deadline. 

E-mail: 

You may send scanned copies of your tax forms via email to programs@global-visionaries.org. Please include the word “Application” and the applicant's name in the email subject line.

Mail:

"Global Visionaries Program Application (Applicant’s Name Here)"
2524 16th Ave. S. Rm. 206
Seattle, WA 98144






If you will be applying for financial aid and have your household's financial documents ready for submission, you may upload them below. 

U.S. Citizenship

If you are not a U.S. Citizen you can still apply to GV! Since part of our program is traveling to Guatemala, participants are required to have appropriate paperwork in order to travel (*U.S. Passport OR a valid green card, valid non-U.S. passport, and in some cases, a travel visa). We ask that you indicate your citizenship status for this reason, which will be kept strictly confidential. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns. 

Participants who do not have a U.S. passport can still travel to Guatemala as long as they have both a valid green card and a valid passport from the country in which they were born.

Guatemala requires visas for travelers from some non-U.S. countries.  For more information on visa requirements, visit the Guatemala Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, here. *If the country you hold a passport from is listed in either Category "B" or "C," you will need to apply for a visa.

GV is committed to working with any student who needs a visa and will support them through the application process; please don't let this additional requirement discourage you from applying. We will reach out with more details if you are accepted to the program. 

If you are unsure if you are eligible to apply for the program we would be happy to talk with you. Please give us a call at (206) 322-9448, or send us an e-mail at programs@global-visionaries.org 

Immersion Program Commitment Form

In order to apply to the program, you must sign this form as proof that you understand all Program components.

This signed document will be a permanent record of your involvement with Global Visionaries (GV), which in turn, will give you the merit and recognition you deserve for high school graduation, college applications, and for employment purposes. You are only permitted to refer to your experience in the GV program if you complete the program.

Mandatory Program Expectations for 2021 Cohorts (Early, Mid, & Late Summer):

Global, Environmental and Social Justice Education

  • Program Orientation
  • Pre-Departure Meeting (Before the Immersion)
  • 3-Day Intensive Workshop (Three days before the Immersion)
  • Post-Program Re-Entry & Storytelling Workshop (After the Immersion)

Service

  • Guatemalan Work Team (32 hours)
  • Optional opportunities to engage in service projects and assist with GV fundraisers such as the annual auction.

Leadership

  • Proactive Attitude - desire and enthusiastic willingness to work hard to achieve all GV goals
  • Commitment to actively participate in promoting Environmental and Social Justice, and raising your awareness of related issues

Guatemalan Cultural Immersion Experience 

  • 2 weeks in Guatemala
  • Home stay
  • Language School (3 hrs. x 5 days)
  • Cultural Excursions

Philanthropic Fundraising

As part of their program fees, all students raise funds to contribute towards their Program Fees. A portion of these funds are sent to Guatemala and are used for the projects we undertake, including school construction and reforestation, and our Guatemalan Youth Program.  Each student is expected to fundraise at least 30% of their program fees. Students can fundraise individually or work collectively with their cohort to fundraise as a group for the total needed. Fundraising training and tools will be provided by GV.

GV Staff and Advanced Leadership Program students provide guidance and support, but the student must show dedication and initiative to raise funds. We believe the fundraising process provides students with valuable life skills and ownership of their program experience. 

Signature Page

I understand the rules, goals, and expectations of Global Visionaries (GV). I agree to attend all program events.  I will participate to the best of my ability.  I understand that GV reserves the right to refuse any applicant or participant at its sole discretion at any point in the program.  I understand that I will no longer be able to participate and I will lose my deposit and any fees paid up to that point if I show a pattern of lack of leadership development (ie: absence from program activities, fundraisers, classes, and/or service projects).

Both GV and the student participant and his/her parents/guardians intend that electronic signatures or initials where indicated are fully binding as if signed on an original document.



Parent Permission and Recommendations:


Parents/Guardians: I recommend my child for this Global Visionaries program.


BY TYPING YOUR NAME BELOW AND ELECTRONICALLY PROVIDING YOUR SIGNATURE TO GLOBAL VISIONARIES, THE PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS INTEND TO CREATE A BINDING DOCUMENT AS IF IT IS AN ORIGINAL DOCUMENT CONTAINING HANDWRITTEN SIGNATURES.



Additional Information





Applicant Essay

Please answer each question. Your responses will be judged based on content, not grammar.  Please do your personal best.





Important Dates:

 Acceptance Dates:

Upon acceptance you will be notified concerning the status of your application, including any financial aid awarded. 

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program:

Fall Cohort Acceptance Date: October 30, 2020.

Winter Cohort Acceptance Date: January 26, 2021.

Spring Cohort Acceptance Date: April 30, 2021.

Immersion Program:

All Cohorts: December 4, 2020.

Bundle - Virtual & Immersion Program:

Fall Virtual Cohort + All Immersion Cohorts: October 30, 2020


Winter Virtual Cohort + All Immersion Cohorts: December 4, 2020

Spring Virtual Cohort + All Immersion Cohorts: December 4, 2020


Orientations:

We will host program specific Orientation Nights during the two weeks following acceptance. It is mandatory for applicants and their parents/guardians to attend. Please see dates below.

Virtual Cultural Exchange Program:

Fall Cohort Orientation: Thursday, November 5, 2020.

Winter Cohort Orientation: Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Spring Cohort Orientation: Thursday, May 6, 2021.

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