Lieutenant Governor announces new study abroad and college readiness fellowship for Washington students

December 7th, 2017|

The new program launching this year offers Washington students opportunities for cultural and language enrichment in Spain at no cost to the student or their family. High school students are encouraged to apply. Details form the Office of Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib:

The Office of Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib is proud to announce the launch of a new statewide study abroad and college readiness fellowship: The Washington World Fellows program! Nominations and applications are now being accepted.

Established as a partnership between the Office of the Lt. Governor and the Association of Washington Generals, in collaboration with Central Washington University and the Honorary Consulate of Spain, the program will include a six-week study abroad opportunity in Léon, Spain in the summer of 2018, and a post-trip college-readiness support program.

While studying abroad, students will have the opportunity to earn college credit through the program’s Spanish Language and Spanish Current Events & Politics courses; enjoy a truly immersive experience by residing with local host families; and learn about Spanish history firsthand on guided field trips. Following the trip, students will have access to college-preparation resources and other unique opportunities.

The purpose of the program is to provide students who may lack access to similar opportunities with a life-changing academic and cultural experience. For that reason the program, including airfare, is offered at no cost to students or their families.
For students to be eligible for the program, they must be nominated and have their applications submitted by February 16th.

If you are a teacher, you may submit nominations online for up to three 10th grade students whom you think would benefit most from this program. To be eligible for the program, students must have completed at least one year of high school Spanish by the summer of 2018, or be able to demonstrate elementary conversational Spanish.

Up to 20 students will ultimately be chosen for the 2018 Washington World Fellows program. If you know a student who might be interested in this program, please share this information with them!

For more information about the program, including a more complete list of partner organizations, please visit If you have additional questions, please email, or call the Lt. Governor’s office at (360) 786-7707.