Applications for YMCA Global Teens trips are now OPEN.  Click HERE to apply! Anyone going into 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, and who will be under the age of 18 throughout the dates of their trip, is eligible to apply. Participants will attend pre-trip gatherings with their travel group which will focus on team-building, leadership development, and cultural competency trainings in preparation for their trip. The application process consists of the following:

1. YMCA Global Teens Application
2. In-Person or Phone Interview

Priority will be given to applications received by November 15th, 2017.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: December 20th, 2017

Once your application has been reviewed, you may be invited for an in-person interview. In-person interviews will take place at the YMCA branch sponsoring your specific trip:

INDIA - Bellevue Family YMCA
JAPAN - West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCAs
NICARAGUA - Auburn Valley & Matt Griffin YMCAs
MEXICO- West Seattle & Fauntleroy YMCAs

If you are unable to attend an In-Person interview, a phone/Skype interview can be arranged.

Candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview once their application has been reviewed. Decisions will be based on the entire application process, and all groups will be finalized by early January 2018.