Are you interested in joining an expedition?


We don't require any specific skills, just a willingness to learn and explore and to do some physical tasks. The different expeditions have different eligibility requirements, so please read over the expedition page and the FAQ section before applying.

What are we looking for?

Inspiring Girls Expeditions combines science, art, inquiry, and wilderness travel. We are looking for girls who bring a unique contribution to the team: we want to hear your story! Because we want girls to share their perspectives and learn from one another, we do not choose team members based solely on their individual applications. We choose the team as a whole, balancing insights, background, and energy. 

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When selecting our expedition teams, we look for:

  • Diversity of backgrounds: a range of racial, ethnic, cultural, economic, family, and geographic backgrounds.

  • Diversity of interests and life experiences: a balance of interest in science, environment, outdoors, art, philosophy, social issues, politics, and more. if you are passionate about something, tell us about it!

  • Opportunity: this is a unique, tuition-free program and we prioritize applicants who may have limited access to many extracurricular activities.

Check out the 2019 Inspiring Girls Expeditions Application Preview.

We are looking for girls who have an interest in challenging themselves and exploring science, art, inquiry, and wilderness travel. You do not need to be a top athlete, have the best grades, or participate in the most extracurricular activities. We want all kinds of girls, especially those girls who haven’t had many other opportunities or who have a particular life story that connects with us. Although we would love to accept all girls, as a free program, we have limited spots on our expeditions. Be aware that there are other adventures out there that might fit your interests also! A few (but not all!) are here: other fantastic opportunities.

For questions concerning eligibility, problems with the application process, recommendation requests, and other frequently asked questions, please see the FAQ or contact: apply@girlsonice.org.