Admissions Details

Smithsonian Student Travel  |  Admissions Details


Smithsonian Student Travel programs are open to students completing grades 8-12. Students must be at least 13 years old at the time of trip departure.

Application Process

We have a rolling admissions process, but encourage applicants to apply early so they have the best chance of securing a space on their first choice program.

Step 1: Start Your Application
First, create an account on our Online Application.
(Log in if you have already created an account and started an application.)

Step 2: Hold Your Space

To hold your space in a program, you must complete the Online Application Form, submit a signed Agreement Form, and provide a $700 payment (which comprises a $200 non-refundable Application Fee and a $500 Tuition Deposit). The $500 Tuition Deposit is applied toward your tuition.

(Note that for applications received after March 15 we must receive full payment within five days of your initial $700 payment to hold a space in the program.)

Step 3: Complete Your Application

Before we can make a final admissions decision, you must submit your Personal Statement and two Teacher Reference Forms. These documents are available as part of your Online Application.

Following completion of your application, our Admissions Team will review your application and notify you of the decision by email within a few days.

Questions? Find answers on our frequently asked questions page.

Have you found your perfect program? Apply now!


Next Steps

Questions? Call us at (866) 870-2350 or click below to request more info. Ready to join us? Start your application today!