We know it’s been a tough year. And while none of us know what the summer will look like, the Global Scholar team is committed to supporting your change making however works best for you. This summer, Global Scholars have the option to join an all-virtual program, or a blended virtual-in person program. You can shift your registration between the two experiences at any time this spring, too. Following are more details on both options:

Virtual Program Details:
We run a fantastic virtual program, and will once again bring the live conversations, powerful workshops, small group bonding, and social events to our virtual Global Scholar experience. Scholars joining the virtual program sign up for either a 9am-3pm ET or 12pm ET – 6pm ET track. Every day begins with a group meeting, followed by an issue seminar with a global expert and/or a training workshop. Most days Scholars also meet with their breakout group of 6-9 students, led by one of our skilled facilitators. While Scholars might have the occasional evening reflection assignment, more often they’re joining virtual social events hosted by our alumni. Last year’s events included virtual dance party, quiz night, campfire, and more. (One of the 2020 campfires lasted an impressive 13 hours, with Scholars from the UK, US and Africa chatting into the wee hours of the morning.) The virtual program kicks off on a Sunday, but otherwise meets Monday-Friday (other than the opening day, Scholars have weekends off.)

Blended (Virtual and In-Person) Program Details:
Scholars participating in our blended experience participate in 6 days of virtual programming and 5 days of in-person programming in Washington, D.C. The virtual experience is the same as described above. Our in-person program is based at American University, which offers comfortable dorms, tasty food, and a green and pleasant campus. We are in close touch with the University about safety measures for the summer, which at this point are projected to include: mandatory mask wearing in all public spaces; single rooms for all guests; and modified dining programs to limit group size in any one facility. Please note that our travel around Washington, D.C. may also be somewhat restricted, depending on health advisories at the time of the program. We will continue to share updates on the in-person program and expectations as we know more.

Note: The health and safety of our Scholars and staff is our top priority. Our ability to run the in-person experience depends on guidance from the CDC and D.C. Department of Health, as well as from our host campus American University. Should we be unable to host an in-person program this summer, Scholars who have signed up for the blended experience will have the option to attend the virtual-only program or receive a full refund.

Questions? Please email us at GlobalScholar@AMPGlobalYouth.org or call us at: 202.709.6172.


FEES: Pay what you can

We are committed to ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from this life-changing experience. Our “pay what you can” model makes this valuable experience as accessible as possible for families. Please review suggested fees below.

Virtual Program Fees:

  • Tier 1: $1750. This reflects our real cost for running the program. We suggest this rate if your net family income is over $150,000 annually.
  • Tier 2: $1180. This is a discounted rate appropriate for families earning between $65,001-149,999 net income annually.
  • Tier 3: Contact us. If your family earns below $65,000 annually and you are unable to pay the Tier 2 fee listed above, we invite you to apply for one of our Global Scholarships, which provide partial or full tuition support for qualified applicants.

Blended (Virtual and In-Person) Program Fees:

  • Tier 1: $2750. This reflects our real cost for running the program. We suggest this rate if your net family income is over $150,000 annually.
  • Tier 2: $2235. This is a discounted rate for families earning between $65,001-149,999 net income annually.
  • Tier 3: Contact us. If your family earns below $65,000 annually and you are unable to pay the Tier 2 fee listed above, we invite you to apply for one of our Global Scholarships, which provide partial or full tuition support for qualified applicants.

Contact us at any time with questions: GlobalScholar@AMPGlobalYouth.org