We have designed a rigorous application process for service-learning abroad to ensure that chosen students are vested in the entire Global to Local program, including travel in the summer, as well as project leadership during the school year. In making our selections, we will seek students who are civic-minded, team-oriented, and motivated. The application will include opportunities for students to discuss previous volunteer work and the impact those experiences have had on them as learners and community members. Through narrative responses, students will showcase their leadership skills, such as dedication, empathy, confidence, and adaptability, as well as their professional skills, including accountability and communication. Qualifying students will be reviewed by a selection board comprised of NFA P-TECH and IBM staff and members representing our community partners. This rigorous application process will help us ensure the success of the volunteer experience abroad.