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GLASS application process...
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2024 GLASS Program Guide?

GLASS Eligibility

Requirements:
  • High school graduating classes of 2024-2027
     
  • Female student-athlete (school or club-affiliated)
     
  • Admitted via our open or nominee application
Open Application: Our open application is open to all high school female athletes within the United States and Canada who meet the eligibility requirements.

Nominee Application: Our nominee application is open to high school female athletes who were nominated by one of their coaches.
Eligibility

Open Application Process

  Eligibility: Our open application is open to all high school female athletes within the United States and Canada.  

1.

Apply

Complete our online Open Application. We are looking for individuals who are ready to step outside their comfort zones and invest in their leadership journeys.

2.

Connect

Once admitted, someone from our team will connect with you to answer your questions and discuss the registration process.

3.

Enroll

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot in a GLASS session. Our programs are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Open App Process
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Nominee Application Process

  Eligibility: Our nominee application is open to high school female athletes who were nominated by one of their coaches.

1.

Apply

Complete our online Nominee Application. When prompted, please enter your nomination code. All nominees receive automatic admission to GLASS.

2.

Connect

Once admitted, someone from our team will connect with you to answer your questions and discuss the registration process.

3.

Enroll

A $250 deposit is required to reserve your spot in a GLASS session. Our programs are enrolled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Nominee App Process
  • What does GLASS stand for?
    The Girls Leadership Academy for Service & Sport
  • What sports do you offer training programs for?
    Our sports-performance training is applicable to athletes from all all sports. We focus on athletic aspects such as speed, agility, quickness, and more! While in Costa Rica, we also do our best to offer students optional sport-specific training blocks, so students have the opportunity to maintain their sport-specific skills while abroad.
  • Do I need to speak Spanish?
    A Spanish language ability is not required for participation in GLASS. However, students interested in learning or practicing Spanish will have the opportunity to do so! During our service-learning sessions, students will engage directly with the local communities. Those with a Spanish language background will be able to refine their communication skills. Those who are new to the language will receive basic vocabulary and phrases, so they can also take part in the language learning opportunity.
  • Do I need any vaccines or additional shots to travel to Costa Rica?
    No vaccinations or special shots are required for travel to Costa Rica. Please consult your physician for any specific individual recommendations prior to traveling. The COVID-19 vaccine is not currently required for our Costa Rica programs––that is subject to change based on local mandates in Costa Rica. You can learn more about our COVID-19 considerations here: www.beyondsportsglass.com/health-safety
  • What if I have any allergies or dietary restrictions?
    During the enrollment process, students and their families will complete our Student Health Form where they will submit information about food allergies and restrictions. While most allergies can be easily accommodated, in some cases we may request a phone call to discuss allergies or dietary restrictions in greater detail.
  • What happens if I become sick or injured while in Costa Rica?
    Students are covered by CISI Health Insurance, a world leader in study abroad travel insurance. All accommodations are within 20 minutes of a private hospital in case of illness, accidents, or injuries. Costa Rica’s private hospitals are staffed by world-class physicians, many of whom attended medical school in the United States. For minor health concerns, we may utilize local clinics. We always encourage students to notify a staff member as soon as they are feeling unwell so that we can provide appropriate care and seek a medical professional if necessary.
  • How many staff members will be present at all times?
    We maintain (at least) a 6:1 student-to-staff ratio throughout the program. Our staff is also available 24 hours a day.
  • Is Costa Rica safe?
    Costa Rica is a tourism-friendly country and Beyond Sports has 13 years of experience hosting students in Costa Rica. You will find just how true this is when you experience the incredibly warm and welcoming local people and a culture that emphasizes relationships, family, and hospitality. While Costa Rica is a friendly country, students will participate in an orientation upon arrival to cover topics such as safety while abroad. Students will also be accompanied by GLASS Mentors throughout the program. We maintain a 6:1 student-to-staff ratio.
  • When is the application deadline?
    Although there is no set deadline for applications, spots will fill up fast, so we encourage you to fill out the application as soon as possible.
  • What are the steps of the application and admission process?
    Please view our application page for more details: www.beyondsportsglass.com/apply
  • Do I need to know Spanish in order to be accepted?
    Spanish language ability is not required to be eligible for GLASS.
  • Do I need to be a certain age or in a certain grade to be eligible?
    The Girls Leadership Academy for Service & Sport is for high school female athletes. This includes any female athlete who is entering her freshman year of high school through girls who have just graduated and are about to enter their freshman year of college.
  • What are the credit and refund opportunities?
    Please refer to our Credit & Refund Policies page.
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