Scholarships Available! Only 20 spots are open for Summer 2020. Apply Today!
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Spend your summer in Europe!
June 5-15, 2020 | Girls ages 14-17 | Rome, Orvieto, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast
Two weeks, twenty girls, three Italian cities, plus a private boat excursion on the Mediterranean, university tours, wine, cooking and language courses, museum access, group projects and more! 

Program cost: $3300 | Includes roundtrip airfare, lodging, local transportation, most meals and all excursions. Applications ARE NOW OPEN!

Travel Inclusions 
  • Roundtrip airfare from Newark, NJ (EWR)

  • Lodging in spacious Orvieto bnb, dedicated only to our group; 3-star or better hotel/bed ‘n breakfast lodging in visiting cities

  • We’re visiting the following cities in Italy: Orvieto (our home base), Rome, Amalfi Coast (including Sorrento, Amalfi and Ravello), Civita di Bagnoregio and Cascata delle Marmore. Our home base and living quarters is located in Orvieto.

  • Includes 7 guided tours and excursions, 5 museum and monument access passes 

  • Two Italian-American university campus tours; student and staff meet and greet

  • Program Choice: Finance, Tech or Entrepreneurship (girls will participate in building a project in one of these areas) 

  • Language and culture course in Orvieto

  • Free time explore at your leisure in our town or cities nearby (chaperoned)

  • Roundtrip coach transportation to and from airport in Italy; all local and regional train and bus tickets

Total Program Cost
$3,300 including all fees and conversions. 
Transportation from USA to Europe

The trip cost includes roundtrip airfare from Newark, NJ to Rome, however it does not include airfare from your local city to New Jersey. Our team will work with you on securing domestic flights during appropriate times to and from your city.

Lodging in Oriveto and Sorrento

The group will enjoy a home base in Orvieto, a centrally located bed and breakfast style home that is completely free from outside guests during our stay. During our weekend trip to southern Italy, we will stay in a bed and breakfast or hotel style accomodation, with 2-4 girls per room. Our chaperones do not room with our girls, however they room onsite. 

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Scholarships Available! Only 20 spots are open for Summer 2020. Apply Today!
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EXPLORE ITALY!
Here are some GIRLGO video and photo faves! 
Beautiful language. Delicious food. Profund history. Spend your summer discovering a new culture, learning a new language and connecting with girls just like you, in the center of the world! Imagine, in under a year, you’ll be walking the cobblestone streets of Rome, cruising on the Amalfi Coast, eating homemade pastas, artisan chocolate and sipping a cup of espresso! If you’re ready to go, and ready to make the commitment, we’ll help you get there!
-VICTORIA LYNN CHILDRESS, FOUNDER
1.) Pick a Program
Regardless of which program you pick, we are all traveling to the same places and exploring Italy together. Picking a program, however, is the first step to determining what activities you will engage in, to make you summer abroad educational and productive. We learn in our studio and you will work together within a group, to solve activity challenges and create final project solution.

Intro to Entrepreneurship

We will focus on learning the basics of starting and sustaining the business of your dreams, that may be local, remote or based in another country. We conduct ideation workshops to brainstorm your passion, and even help with your business plan to prepare you for launch. Entrepreneurship is for the girl who wants to be BOSS and contribute to her community and economy. Experienced entrepreneur trainers and teachers will show you how!

Intro to Finance

A girl who understands money, credit, saving and investing will become a young woman who is financially free to live her best life. -Victoria | Our financial intelligence program is for girls who want to learn about the basics of money management and savings, counting the cost of everyday decisions and an introduction to smart investing. We use real-life critical thinking, including college, vehicle, vacation and shopping expenditures, plus real-life credit simulations

Intro to Tech

An interest, education and career in technology is our future. Girls in this space are making waves in the tech industry, creating solutions to our twenty-first century problems — from healthcare, to entertainment, to productivity. Girls interested in this program, will work in teams to solve critical thinking challenges related to platform, code and hypothetical execution, participate in local coding camps and create a mock application based on the provided real-world scenario. 

2.) Get All Access
GIRLGO Intro to Italy
All GIRLGO members will participate in our cultural immersion program before and during the trip. This include access to our Italian 101 language app, information bits about each town we are visiting.. all in effort to get familiar with Italy, before you visit. One of the most important ways to show another culture respect, is to learn their language and have a grasp of their customs. We’ll teach you the basic before you get here!
  • Italian Language 101
  • Cooking and Food
  • Greetings & People Groups
  • Significance of Italy, Rome in ancient history and its geography and more!

3.) Submit your application for membership
Applications will be available September 1, 2019. Your application will include a required $100 fee which serves as your application and membership fee, and will be used toward the trip cost. This amount is non-refundable and non-transferable after 7 days, should you choose to cancel your plans. The application is a combination of vital data (girl and parent/guardian basic information), household data, school and performance survey, and a required essay, exploring your interests in coming to Italy, and being selected for your chosen program. Applications will close November 01, 2019 and all acceptance letters will be issued by or before November 15, 2019. 

SCHOLARSHIPS All scholarship availability will be announced September 1, 2019 and scholarship decision letters will be issue on the same date as your acceptance letters. Scholarship applications will also require an independent questionaire, attached to your membership application. 

Scholarships Available! Only 20 spots are open for Summer 2020. Apply Today!
GET DETAILS AND APPLY TODAY!
Application Fee, Deposit & Plans

Upon submission of your application, a $100 application fee is due, toward the cost of your trip. There will be a deposit schedule, and we offer flexible 9-month payment plan option. 

Fundraising Guidance

Don’t let a lack of money stop you from GOing! Our Fundraising kit has everything you need to raise money. Get everyone you know involved and we will share with our network because we’re here to help.

Passport Scholarship

The trip cost does not cover the cost of your passport. Passport scholarship information will be available at the time the applications open!  

Italy 2020 Trip Itinerary* Sample
  • Day 2 Arrival; Introduction to Italy & Orvieto, Safety Lab; Project learning Lab; free afternoon   
  • Day 3 Day trip to Rome: Coliseum, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon Walking tour 
  • Day 4 Countryside excursion to Civita di Bagnoregio; free afternoon 
  • Day 5 Project learning lab in Orvieto; Self-enrichment group; 
  • Day 6 Free Day
  • Day 7 Day trip to Rome American-Italian universities; Vatican/ St. Peters Bascilica
  • Day 8-10 Napoli/Sorrento 2-night stay 
  • Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast (boat cruise tour of Positano, Amalfi)
  • Day 11 Free Day
  • Day 12 Nature hike to Cascata delle Marmore
  • Day 13 Project lab day; presentation/ Group photos
  • Day 14 Depart Rome to United States

*Days may be rearranged or itinerary changed.

Scholarships

You can indicate which scholarship you are interested in applying for, on your general application and information will be sent to you, on how to take the next steps to receive a scholarship, if selected. The GIRLGO Presto Scholarship is an automatic scholarship applied to your trip cost, as long as you apply by the deadline indicated.

Read our latest blog about scholarships
GIRLGO Presto Scholarship

Apply 9/1-20 to be awarded the GIRLGO Presto Scholarship worth $200 off of your program cost! The application must be completed entirely and submitted by 11:59pm CST on 9/20/2019. 

Number Available: 20

GIRLGO Academic Achievers

In March 2020, we are awarding two GIRLGO trip participants with $150 off their program cost, for being an outstanding student! Must qualify and applications will be available January 2020! 

Number Available: 2

GIRLGO Supports Scholarship

We support single-parent households so that your girl can explore the world! We are awarding  $300 off of their program cost! Must qualify and applications will be available October 1.

Number Available: 2

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