JSEP/JASE Application 2018

This is the online application for the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP, summer 2018) and the Joint Antarctic School Expedition (JASE, winter 2018-19).

Prior to completing this application, please consider your eligibility and the program requirements.

Eligibility (no exceptions)

JSEP: Applicant must be a current high school junior and a U.S. citizen.

JASE: Applicant must be a current high school sophomore or junior, a U.S. citizen, and fluent in Spanish.

Instructions: To facilitate completing the online application completely, please use the Word document template to fill in your answers (or the PDF template), and then copy and paste your proofread answers into the online form when you are ready. We will not accept Word documents sent by e-mail as an application.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE ON JANUARY 31, 2018 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Mailing Address
(*Note: please make sure this is correct as this is the way we notify you of your application status)
I am a U.S. citizen with a valid U.S. passport or can obtain a U.S. passport if selected for the program.
This application allows you to apply for JSEP, JASE, or both, based on your eligibility (see above).
To be eligible to participate in JSEP, you must currently be an 11th grade high school student. By checking the box above, you are confirming that you meet this program requirement.
To be eligible to participate in JASE, you must currently be either a 10th or 11th grade high school student. Please check the appropriate box, indicating your current grade level.
Please enter the name, phone number, and e-mail of a person we can contact to verify your enrollment and obtain a copy of your transcript. These will only be requested for semi-finalists.
Please describe your level of fluency with regards to (1) reading and writing, and (2) speaking and listening as part of a scientific dialogue (250 word max.).
Enter the name, phone number, and address of your high school.
School Address:
Students are required to be in good physical health because of remote travel and hiking in rugged terrain. If selected for JASE, you must complete the U.S. Antarctic Program’s Physical Qualification (PQ) Process. This is managed by the U.S. Antarctic Program and is a strict requirement. You will need to fill out forms with your medical history, visit your doctor and dentist, and have additional lab work and testing. Dartmouth will assist you in this process and reimburse you for any costs not covered by your health and dental insurance.
JSEP and JASE take place in remote environments, where modern amenities (wifi, showers, etc.) may be limited, and students work long hours in rugged conditions (e.g., cold, windy) on polar science projects. You will be working in teams with students from other countries (Greenland and Denmark during JSEP or Chile during JASE). Some students may not speak English well or have never met a person from the United States.
Your answers must be 250 words or less.
Your answers must be 250 words or less.
Your answers must be 250 words or less.
Your answers must be 250 words or less.
Your answers must be 250 words or less.
One of the program requirements is that each participating student shares their JSEP or JASE experience with their local community.
REFERENCE CONTACT INFORMATION *If you are selected as a semi-finalist, at least one of your references will be contacted. *Please enter the name, phone number, and e-mail of two references we can contact for a recommendation.
The John Sloan Dickey Center