“Better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times.”  ~ Asian Proverb


We are pleased to offer you this opportunity to travel abroad. Here at Students Going Global, we recognize the value in outward bound educational opportunities, so we utilize Educational Tours Abroad, Youth Development Programs and Community Outreach Projects to support and empower disadvantaged youth.


We offer six year-round, global education-centered & student-centered Youth Development Programs that teach global literacy and 21st century skills (global competence, collaboration, critical thinking and problem solving). Each program provides an opportunity for students to travel abroad and provides scholarships for low-income students to participate.


All six programs run simultaneously and meet with students for two hours once a week. Students receive global literacy training, participate in our community outreach projects and participate in local, national and international outward bound educational opportunities. Each program encompasses the overall goals of Students Going Global and develops the whole child, academically, socially and personally.


Upon program completion, all students receive signed certificates of completion, recognizing them as Global Citizens for traveling abroad with Students Going Global and fulfilling the program requirements. Our ultimate goal at Students Going Global is to become a national organization, empowering disadvantaged youth nationwide to become globally minded, community conscious and solution oriented leaders, thinkers and doers who become major contributors to their communities and to a global society.


Programs Begin: Last week in October of each year
Programs End: Last week in September of each year
Application Period: Month of April
Application Deadline: End of April of each year
Application Review Period: Month of May
Notification of Acceptance: Month of June

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For students who meet all requirements below and wish to apply, please download the application packet below and mail completed packet including checklist to our Business Address: Students Going GlobalP.O. Box 383 / Southfield, Michigan 48037


Student Requirements:

(To participate in an Educational Tour Abroad with Students Going Global and to enroll in one of its six year-round Youth Development Programs).
1) Detroit resident (Proof required)
2) Attend high school (grades 9-12)
3) Good high school disciplinary record (proof required)
4) Overall 2.5 or higher grade point average
(Copy of official high school transcript required with overall GPA)
5) Scholarship criteria – Must be Low-Income to receive a scholarship to cover the cost of the educational tour abroad as well as the year-round youth development program fee (Foster Care Youth and DHS recipients automatically qualify as low-income) Low-income verification is required in the form of Foster Care Placement Form, DHS Assistance Verification Form, or Current year Family Tax Return (Please consult the household income limits of the Federal Eligibility Low-Income Chart located on the current year Application for Free and Reduced Price School Meals at your child’s high school). High achieving high school students who do not meet the low-income requirements are welcomed to Travel on an Educational Tour Abroad with Students Going Global and to participate in the Youth Development Programs offered by Students Going Global; however, the student must pay for the full cost of the Educational Tour Abroad within 4 months of the tour departure date as well as pay a non-refundable Youth Development Program supplemental fee of $850, due upon program acceptance in the form of a money order or cashier’s check. Payment Plans for the Educational Tour Abroad are available through the Educational Tour Program Providers utilized by Students Going Global. All students traveling with SGG are required to have the Global Travel Protection Plan, which is included in the cost of the Educational Tour Abroad.
6) Signed parent/guardian consent form.
7) Completed application packet with all requested documents attached by the deadline date(End of April of each year), including a completed Questionnaire detailing one’s interest in traveling abroad with Students Going Global and participating in one of its year-round youth development programs(No incomplete application packets will be accepted).
8) Mandatory enrollment and active participation in one of the six year-round Youth Development Programs offered at Students Going Global. All six programs run simultaneously, incorporate an Educational Tour Abroad, include the development of and participation in Community Outreach Projects and meet with students for two hours once a week.
9) Participate in an interview with the Youth Development Program Director.
10) Attend a mandatory Student/Parent Orientation after being accepted into one of SGG’s year-round programs.
11) Provide the costs for the following: Passport (Ages 16 and older – $135.00 & Ages 15 and younger – $105.00 / 4-6 weeks routine processing time) Baggage Claim Fees to and from our destination abroad (approx. $60 total roundtrip) Money, unless lunch is also included with a particular tour,  Spending Money for souvenirs, shopping, snacks, etc. (optional), and possible Immunization Shots, depending on the destination abroad. (Individual student fundraising suggestions will be provided) All Educational Tours Abroad with Students Going Global are pre-packaged and all-inclusive, including international flight arrangements, hotel arrangements, logistics throughout trip, day to day itinerary, breakfast and dinner daily, Global Travel Protection Plan Coverage, tips and gratuity, costs for activities/excursions while on tour, 24 hour Tour Director while abroad, 24 hour Tour Group Leader, local tour guides and 1 adult chaperone for every 6 students traveling abroad. We ensure a safe, secure, and worry free Educational Tour Abroad: , and
12) Actively participate in the fundraising activities and efforts of Students Going Global
13) Participate regularly in various volunteer/community service opportunities made available by Students Going Global. (We provide meaningful opportunities for students to connect to the community weekly through our Community Outreach Projects, which is a great opportunity for students to fulfill the Community Service Hours required for graduation by some school districts)
14) Create & present Group PowerPoint Presentations based on experiences abroad within three weeks of return date.
15) Create & present Individual WeShare Program Videos via based on experiences abroad within three weeks of return date.
16) Participate in no more than one youth development program per year provided by Students Going Global
17) Adhere to the Program Syllabus.

“A mind that is stretched by new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.