Before completing the SStS 2020 application, please consider that involvement in these courses is a significant commitment. Each experience uniquely focuses on learning through immersion in a distinctive culture. Living and working shoulder-to-shoulder with your group and hosts means being present, inclusive, appreciative, and persistent. Our courses are challenging. Consequently, applicants need to be physically and emotionally fit as well as eager to learn.
U.S. courses- applicants must currently be in 8th grade through 12th grade.
International courses- applicants must currently be in 9th grade through 12th grade.
Advanced course (high school course in July)- applicants must currently be in 11th or 12th grade. Age waivers may be granted to current 10th graders.
Advanced course (ages 18+)- applicants should use the separate application for this course that is accessible using the button below to the right.
If you participated in a 2017, 2018, or 2019 SStS course, please use the returning students tab to access the application for SStS alumni.