+Is there a fee to apply? If yes, why and how much?
Yes. We value your time and understand that even a minute spent on this application is precious time spent on it. Therefore, we on our part want to honour your input and do justice to your application by spending quality time and manpower on it. As you will understand that quality manpower spending time on your application costs money, we will charge a one-time application processing fee of US $7 or equivalent. There will be no further charge after this application processing fee.
+What is the age group of people that can apply to Go SxSE?
Anyone and everyone aged 19 to 25 is eligible to apply.
+Why 19 to 25 years?
Although we can’t make a blanket statement about this, we believe that 19 to 25 year olds are both old enough to provide us the kind of insight that we are looking for, as well as young enough to relate to the experiences that we want to create for our young audiences over these educational journeys.
+What if I am below 19 and above 25?
The applicable age group is indicative and not absolute. If you are just slightly younger than 19 years or just slightly older than 25 years, feel free to apply. People between the ages of 25 and 29 will be considered on an exceptional, case-by-case basis. For these people, among other things, we will be especially looking at compatibility while travelling with 19 to 25 year olds.
+What if I am way younger than 19 or way older than 25?
If you are in the age group of 15 and 19 years, you can still experience the journey by applying to the I Can. Global Young Leaders’ Summit (GLYS).
If you are way older than 25 then, depending on your age, you may want to share information about this opportunity with your younger siblings, cousins, friends, children, grandchildren, and others.
+Can I apply to both the I Can. Global Young Leaders’ Summit (GYLS) and the I Can. Go SxSE programme?
Yes! If you are 19 years old, you are eligible for both programmes and are allowed to apply to both. Please note that both programmes have very different outcomes and goals, so make sure you read up on both before you fill in the application forms. Applying for both programmes will not harm or enhance your prospects of being selected.
+Can I apply/attend if I can’t speak or understand English?
Absolutely, yes! If we select you, we will ensure that we have translators on board the journey and that you are not inconvenienced at all because of language barriers.
+When is the application deadline?
The final deadline for the programme is the 15th of November, 2015. However, the entire window of time when the application is open has been divided into blocks to ensure efficiency in application processing. We suggest that you apply as early as possible to receive a reply from our admissions team about your attendance for the programme. The deadline for various phases are as follows:
Phase 1: 15th August
Phase 2: 15th September
Phase 3: 15th October
Phase 4: 15th November
Please note: 1. These blocks do not signify successive stages in the application process but are only individual windows of time within which you can apply. The entire online application form should take you about 10 minutes to complete and can be filled in any one of the above-mentioned blocks. There are no further stages to the application. 2. You can apply only once. For example, if you apply in Block 1, you cannot apply again in any other Block. 3. We recommend that you apply as early as possible.
+Can I apply if I have special needs?
We value diversity in all its forms and encourage everyone to apply! If and when you get selected, you can inform us of any special needs you have and we will make the necessary arrangements to make you comfortable. And rest assured that this does not affect the chances of your selection.
+Can you tell me a little more about the 8 to 10 hours a month that I would have to give to you for three months after the journey? Am I supposed to make reports or something like that?
You don’t have to make any reports. It’s pretty chill and flexible. Firstly, it is not a rigid 8 to 10 hours per month. And it is not a rigid three months either. If you cannot spare 8 to 10 hours, it’s okay. Essentially we want to spend this time talking to you. So typically, you would be talking to us over skype/facetime/google hangouts or any other means and orally giving us your local insights while we note down all that you say. The timings and durations of these conversations would be mutually decided each time and would be at a time suitable to both you and the SxSE Executive that you would be talking to.
So if you exhaust all the input and advice that you want to give to us in a few hours, that will be it. We will not ask you to rigidly sit for 24 to 30 hours (over the 3 months) with us. We will compensate you with a total of US $300 for your time, regardless of whether you give us 24 to 30 hours or fewer.
+Over the journey, will I be in charge of the student delegates? Will I be serving as GYLS staff?
No. You will not be responsible for GYLS delegates. You will be observing the Summit and will participate in a separate leadership agenda more suited to your needs.
+What happens after I am selected?
Read your introductory package, pack your bags and get ready to Go SxSE! Further details will be provided once you get selected.
+If I am from outside India, do I need a passport to apply?
You do not need a passport to apply, but you will need to get one if you are selected. Please note that we will only pay your visa fee and will unfortunately not be in a position to pay your passport application fee.
+If I am from outside of India, how do I apply for a visa?
If you get selected, we will assist you in procuring the requisite visa. Rest assured, we will furnish you with necessary documents and guide you through the process. Further details will be shared once you get selected.