6-month service learning program in Seattle, Washington, USA


International applications for the 2012 program are due November 18, 2011.

EarthCorps offers a 6-month service learning program in Seattle, Washington, USA that brings together emerging environmental leaders to learn the fundamentals of:
* Environmental Service
* Community Building
* Leadership

EARTHCORPS CHARGES NO TUITION OR FEES for its services and in fact supplies insurance, individual homestay families, food, gear and a monthly stipend to all international participants. EarthCorps provides additional support in acquiring US J-1 Trainee visas.

EarthCorps has established the following minimum criteria to be considered for the program:
* 18-25 years of age 
* Conversational English 
* No Criminal Record 


BEFORE YOU NOMINATE please note that EarthCorps is required by the US government to ensure that every applicant meets strict criteria in order to qualify for a US J-1 Trainee visa. Please make sure your candidate meets the following minimum criteria: 
* 4 year college degree in the environmental field and 1 year of relevant work experience* -OR- 
* 5 years of work experience in the environmental field* 


* These criteria are used to meet US government regulations regarding the J-1 Trainee visa. Team members from the USA may have less experience when entering the program. 


DEADLINES AND START DATES: 
*Application deadline: November 18, 2011 
*Participant selection: January 2012 
*Visa processing: February - May 2012 
*Travel confirmation: May 2012 
*EarthCorps Program start date: June 2012 
*EarthCorps Program graduation: mid-December 2012 


TO APPLY: Candidates should be referred to EarthCorps by an environmental organization (i.e. NGO, community group, university or student club). Materials are available online at:http://earthcorps.org/join_international.php. Separate application materials for the candidate will be sent after confirmation of their nomination.
Dipesh Dulal (दिपेश दुलाल)

This is Dipesh Dulal who simply loves to work with people and be with people. I love inspiring and getting inspired. Do count me if you feel the same, and more if you are into school education.

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