There are three main qualities we are looking for in a K-12 applicant:
1. Impact on students - how will the information learned and connections made on this trip reach the students?
2. Teacher impact - how will this opportunity impact the applicant, both professionally and personally?
3 Multiplier effects - how will the resources, information, and connections reach the applicant's community of teachers at their school or in their district?
Many times, because of these three priorities, selected applicants come from either rural districts or Title I schools. However, any strong applicant should be prepared to address these questions.
In community college (CC) and HBCU/MSI applicants, we are looking for many of the same qualities as in K-12 teachers: impact on students, personal and professional impact on the applicant, and multiplier effects. However, a strong CC applicant should also have a documented academic interest in contemporary Europe as shown in their CV.