Resources for Students and Parents

 

Ready for the immersion experience of a lifetime? Young World Leaders offers international students the opportunity to explore the United States while focusing on cultural and language immersion, academic preparation, and leadership development. The programs enable students from all over the world to learn first-hand about the American academic and cultural experience while also developing the skills necessary to become young world leaders.

Students and their parents that have submitted an application or are planning to submit an application, should carefully review the following information.

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About the Application Process

 

If you’re ready to experience an American summer with a global group of students, start your application today!  International students who are proficient in English are welcome to apply to the program. Approximately one-third of our students come from outside the United States. Students from over 29 countries, including Turkey, China, Hong Kong, Italy, the United Kingdom, India, Brazil, Spain, Canada, France, and Rwanda, participate in the program, gaining exposure to the US educational system and enriching the program as a whole.

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Admissions

 

Admission to Young World Leaders is selective. The admissions committee looks for talented, highly motivated students who are interested in attending the program because they have a passion for learning. Though there is no set minimum GPA requirement, the application materials should establish that the student has the necessary academic background and level of ability, motivation, and maturity necessary for the immersion experience.  Because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, the program will fill up fast, sometimes even before the deadline, students are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible.

In certain cases, applicants may be required to interview with a member of the admissions committee to determine admission to the program.

 

Health Records & Visa

 

Our online application, which can be accessed here or through the APPLY TODAY link below, will be your first step to joining us this year. Registration will take place through our partners, CampBrain.

As you go through various stages of the application process, we wish to remind you that your visa and travel arrangements are your responsibility. On our website, we highly recommend that you read each of the following sections very carefully before you apply.

Dates and Fees

How to Apply

Visa and Travel Information

What To Pack

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at ywl@ssfs.org, or give us a call at +1 301-774-755 x 183. We will be more than happy to help you!

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