1. When will applicants be notified of their admission to the program?
Applicants are notified of the decision within 30 days of receipt of a complete application on a rolling basis. Final decision will be made by early-February. Due to the limited number of spots available in the Program, some applicants will be placed on a wait list.
2. What amenities and expenses are covered by the participation and housing fees?
Expenses covered by the participation fee include lectures, sponsored dinners, networking events, social and cultural activities. The housing fee covers lodging expenses (including utilities) and building security. Participants are responsible for meals and transportation for the duration of the program. We recommend that participants budget from 180 USD to 250 USD per week (depending on the city) for meals, transportation and pocket money.
3. What are the Covid-19 requirements and guidelines?
All participants and program coordinators are expected to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines, as required by each dorm and outlined by the GLP Committee. All participants and program coordinators are required to be fully vaccinated no less than 2 weeks before June 12, 2022 and proof of vaccination must be submitted prior to arrival in the host city.
4. Are participating participants required to have medical insurance?
All participants must bring a valid photo ID with their date of birth. Participants from Artsakh who will be attending AGBU GLP Yerevan, must have a valid passport for at least 6 months after their departure date.
5. What sort of identification is required for the trip?
All participants must bring a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after their departure date. It is also advised that participants carry a photo ID card with their date of birth.
6. What sort of supervision and guidance is provided?
During the duration of the program, the program managers and activities coordinators will live with the group at the respective residence. They will be available to answer questions and assist participants throughout their stay. In addition, there is 24-hour security at the entrance of each residence.
Overnight guests are not permitted under any circumstances. There are no excpetions to this rule.
7. What types of activities are arranged during the program?
The program is designed to ensure a well-rounded experience filled with unique mentoring and networking events, professional lectures and presentations, community service and cultural activities scheduled in the evenings and weekends. These activities are mandatory for all participants. Of course, every city has something different to offer by way of activities. Exploring the host city is an adventure in and of itself, and events are always planned to take advantage of what the local culture has to offer. In addition to mandatory scheduled events, optional social activities are also offered.
8. When should I plan to arrive and depart?
Please check out our Important Dates page to find your city’s schedule.
9. What is the best method of transportation in each host city?
All host cities have great public transportation systems and are also great settings for long or short walks. During orientation, participants will learn how to navigate local public transportation and will be provided with recommendations on taxi use.
10. What housing accommodations are available?
AGBU arranges for comfortable and secure housing accommodations in all cities. Ranging from private shared housing to dormitories, all participants can be assured of basic amenities (electric, Wi-Fi etc) including shared kitchen facility and 24/7 security. To understand the specific accommodations of a local host city, please visit the Explore Locations page.
11. What supplies should participants bring for their stay?
A complete packing list will be provided to participants prior to their arrival. This will include our guidelines for professional attire as well as housing essentials.
12. Will participants have roommates?
Yes, participants are placed in rooms with one or two roommates of the same gender for the duration of the program.
13. Will there be internet access in the residence?
High speed internet is available in the rooms as well as common areas.
14. Is there a curfew during the program?
Yes, to ensure the safety of all participants, certain host cities maintain reasonable curfews.
15. Are overnight guests allowed?
No overnight guests are permitted. Any participant who does not adhere to this regulation will be dismissed from the program. No refunds will be issued for individuals failing to follow this guideline. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made.
16. Will AGBU provide accommodations for participants arriving before or leaving after the assigned program dates?
Additional accommodations will not be provided for those arriving before or leaving after the assigned program dates. However, the program coordinators will be happy to help find accommodations for those who want to stay before or after the program dates at the participant’s own expense.
17. Can I stay with relatives during the program?
AGBU requires that all participants stay in the given residence facilities for the duration of the program. There will be no exceptions.
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