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Welcome to the Inspiring Girls Expeditions application portal!

Registration for Girls on Ice Switzerland is now open. 

  • Last chance to register is March 24, 2020
  • You then have time until March 31, 2020 to finish up your started application.
  • For more detail, go to the page
  • You must be 15, 16 or 17 years old on June 1, 2020, and be able to speak french or german to be eligible for expeditions in Switzerland.
  • We prioritize applicants who live in or near Switzerland.
  • Questions? Contact

Registration for expeditions in the United States and Canada is closed. 

  • Applications were due February 7, 2020 at 9:00AM Alaska time. The application for 2020 expeditions in North America is now closed. 
  • You will be notified whether you have been accepted to a team in late March 2020.  

What are we looking for?

Inspiring Girls Expeditions combines science, art, inquiry, and wilderness travel. We are looking for participants who will contribute in a unique way to the team. We are looking for applicants who can each bring a unique contribution to the team. Because we look for applicants who will share their perspectives and learn from one another, we do not choose team members based solely on their individual applications. We choose the team as a whole, according to what each member brings to the team.


When selecting our expedition teams, we look for:

  • 1. Diversity of backgrounds: a range of racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, family and geographic backgrounds.

  • 2. Diversity of interests and life experiences: a balance of interest in science, environment, outdoors, art, philosophy, social issues, politics, and more. If you are passionate about something, tell us about it!

  • 3. Opportunity: this is a unique, tuition-free program and we prioritize applicants who may have limited access to many extracurricular activities.


We do not necessarily seek applicants who are top athletes, have the best grades, or participate in the most extracurricular activities. We are looking for participants who have a genuine interest in science, art, critical thinking and the outdoors. If you think Inspiring Girls Expeditions might not be the right match for you, please check out this list of other fantastic opportunities.