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Welcome to the Inspiring Girls Expeditions application.
  • Registration of new user accounts will be closed on January 24, 2018 at 9:00 am Alaska time
  • Applications are due on January 31, 2018 at 9:00 am Alaska time
  • Team announcements will be made through email on March 15, 2018

Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls on Ice Cascades, Girls in Icy Fjords, Girls on Rock
  • To see a preview of the application without creating an account, please click here: Preview of Application
  • To be eligible, you must be either 16 or 17 years of age on June 1, 2018. To be eligible for Girls on Ice Alaska you have to live in one of the following states/provinces: Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia or Yukon.
  • For questions contact: apply@girlsonice.org.

Girls on Ice Switzerland
  • For more information about this program see: inspriringgirs.org/switzerland
  • To see a preview of the application, please click here: Preview of Application
  • To be eligible, you must be at least 15 years of age and at most 17 years of age during the program and you need to be able to speak German. We give preference to applicants in or close to Switzerland
  • For questions contact: swiss@girlsonice.org.
If this is your first time to this site, please click on "Sign Up" under "Need an Account?". For questions concerning eligibility, who can fill out a recommendation request and other questions, please read through the FAQ section.
If you are having technical problems with your application or your teacher is not getting the email for their recommendation please contact FluidReview via their support form.

What are we looking for?
Inspiring Girls Expeditions combines many aspects of science, art, critical thinking, and mountaineering. We are looking for girls who will each contribute in a unique way to the team. Ideally, you will have something to bring to the team so that you will not only learn from your leaders, but also will teach each other. Therefore, we do not choose girls based solely on their individual applications - we choose the team as a whole, based on what the girls can bring to the team. These are the overall criteria for building our team:
  1. Diversity of backgrounds: a range of ethnic, cultural, economic, family and geographic backgrounds.
  2. Diversity of interests and life experiences: what can you bring to the team? We seek a balance of interests in science, environment and outdoors, art, philosophy, social issues, politics, and more. If you are passionate about something, tell us about it.
  3. Opportunity: this is a unique, free program and we look for girls who stand to gain the most from the experience, and who have not necessarily had access to many extra-curricular opportunities before. We look at both your answers to the questions as well as your teacher recommendations in considering this aspect of our selection criteria.
Please consider that we are not necessarily looking for girls who are top athletes, have the best grades, or participate in the most extracurricular activities. We are also not looking for girls who are just seeking to boost their resume or college application. We are looking for girls who have a genuine interest in science, art, critical thinking and the outdoors, and who wouldn’t normally have opportunities to experience those things outside of school. If you think Inspiring Girls Expeditions might not be the right match for you, please check out this list of other fantastic opportunities.