Applications are now open for Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib’s Washington World Fellows program — a global leadership and college-readiness fellowship aimed at fostering the next generation of leaders in Washington state!

The program is designed to provide deserving 10th grade students the opportunity to broaden their horizons through meaningful academic and cultural experiences as well as interaction with local, national, and international governments. The goal of the program is to empower fellows to overcome barriers to college, as well as to develop the skills to become thoughtful future leaders.

Fellows will participate in a six-week study abroad in León, Spain, where they will earn 5 college credits and live in an immersive environment with local homestay families. Following the trip, students will participate in two years of rigorous college preparation programming. The entire program is offered at no cost to students or their families.

To be eligible for the program, students must be in Spanish I or above and be nominated by their teachers or counselors. Applications will be open from December 2nd 2019 to January 13th 2020 — so submit your nominations soon!

To learn more about the program, please click here. If you have any further questions, please contact the Lt. Governor’s office at or (360) 786-7700.

We encourage you to inform students from your district about this opportunity, and, if you would like, we have draft language that you can post on your social media platforms to promote the opportunity to your constituents.