By Invitation Only Program (Application-Based) – DRAFT

This year’s By Invitation Only program – Peace, Wonder and Understanding Islam – will take place in Morocco. This is an application-based program and 100% of the program cost and airfare will be covered. Once submitted, the application will be reviewed by a committee and 12-15 qualified students will be chosen in early February to participate.

Required Materials

  • Creative Sample
  • Resume
  • Video Submission
  • Short Essay Responses

Commitment Project Requirement

Once accepted, students will be asked to use the skills they have learned on their program to take action in their hometown/city. Each student is required to participate in a Commitment Project and indicate an adult who will stand as their accountability partner. Commitment Projects will be decided prior to the commencement of the program and can include (but are not limited to):

  • Raising money or volunteering with an organization whose mission is to create peace in a multi-faith society.
  • Making a presentation to a group in their local community to share what they have learned during their program.
  • Producing a piece for the local paper or starting a student club.
  • Anything else they feel would be impactful in their community.


The application deadline for the 2017 By Invitation Only Program is January 6, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. The Critical Issues Committee will review applications during January, and applicants will be notified the first week of February. Students who are accepted will begin preparing for the experience six to eight weeks before departure on June 20, 2017.


If you have any questions in the meantime, or need to withdraw your application for any reason, please reach out to

We recommend you work on your application offline in a separate document, and copy and paste into this online application when your answers are complete. If you have trouble submitting your application online, please use this offline PDF version of the application.

The application is currently closed.