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Welcome to the Inspiring Girls Expeditions application.
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  • 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 form, please have them directly email
Girls on Ice Switzerland
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  • 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 18 years of age on July 15, 2017 and speak German
  • Applications are due by the end of April 2017
  • Team announcements will be made through email mid to end of Mai 2017
  • Contact:
Girls on Ice Alaska, Girls on Ice Cascades and Girls in Icy Fjords (application deadline has passed)
  • To see a preview of the application, please click here: Preview of Application
  • To be eligible, you must be either 16 or 17 years of age on June 1, 2017
  • Applications are due on January 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Alaska time (application deadline has passed)
  • Team announcements will be made through email on March 15, 2017
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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.