VIA 2017 YLP-ESJ Indonesia Student Application

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Exploring Social Justice in Indonesia is a youth leadership program for high school students from the US and Indonesia. In July 2017, the group will explore Yogyakarta and Bali, Indonesia while developing their global leadership and experiential learning skills through engaging in collaborative social justice projects.

Eligibility Criteria
  • This program is designed for high school students from the US and Indonesia.
  • We prioritize sophomore and junior applicants, but will consider strong applications from freshmen and seniors.
  • Must have demonstrated interest in environmental issues through coursework or extra-curricular activities.
  • Must have demonstrated flexibility, maturity, integrity, and open-mindedness.

Participant Expectations
  • Obtain a passport (there will be scholarships available for students who need help with the passport fees).
  • Complete all pre-departure readings and assignments.
  • Participate in the pre-departure orientation in San Francisco prior to the trip.
  • Complete all post-program follow-up activities, which may include a community service research project and presentation to community or school groups in your area.

VIA is committed to a diverse cohort, and ensuring that international travel opportunities are accessible to students from all backgrounds, so we offer a significant number of need-based scholarships on a sliding scale, ranging from partial to full coverage of the program costs.

Application Process
  • Complete the application, and submit along with a letter of recommendation, by no later than 5 p.m. on March 12, 2017. You may fill out this online application or submit a paper application to Izzy Rhoads at
  • All materials must be submitted by the deadline.
    • This includes your letter of recommendation - it is your responsibility give your letter writer enough advance notice to complete the letter and send it to Izzy by the deadline.
  • Semi-finalists will be notified in March for interviews.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact the Program Director, Izzy Rhoads, at