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. 

*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: Separate application materials for the candidate will be sent after confirmation of their nomination.