How to Apply

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Selection Process & Guidelines for Eligibility

  • All current juniors, lowers, and uppers who have not previously participated in a summer, semester, or year-long Learning in the World (LITW) program are eligible to apply.
  • We are committed to offering need-based financial aid, whenever possible, for any Andover student who is selected for a LITW program.
  • Students who apply to a Learning in the World program after the application deadline will be placed on the associated waitlist.
  • Program teams will choose students who have not yet participated in a LITW program. Please know that exceptions to this policy will be rare and will require approval of the Deans of Admission and Financial Aid and the Dean of Studies.
  • Final candidates will be selected by program leaders in consultation with the Dean of Studies, Dean of Students, the Sykes Center team, and the Financial Aid Office.
  • Information about specific programs, requirements, and financial aid can be found at and at under Academics.

If you have specific questions regarding the selection requirements for any given program, please be in touch with the associated program leader and/or Director of Learning in the World Carmen Muñoz-Fernández.

Online Application

If you are a current PA student interested in applying to a Learning in the World program and have read the above “Eligibility and Selection Process” section, please access the online application form (Andover credentials required).

Financial Aid

We are committed to offering need-based financial aid for any Andover student who is selected for a Learning in the World program.

Process for Travel Requests from Student Groups

You must ask the adult advisor to your student group/club to fill out the following form before making travel arrangements, if you are a Phillips Academy student who is seeking to:

  • Participate in an event, competition, or other activity that requires travel and at least one overnight 
  • Request sponsorship from the school to support this travel
  • Apply for an Abbot Academy Association grant to support the overnight travel