Admissions

Dates, Selection Process, Costs and Financial Aid

At LALA, we are on a mission to develop transformational Latin American young leaders in all sectors: Entrepreneurship, Civic Society, Business, Technology, Science, Education, Government, Media, and more.

 

The ideal age range to attend a LALA bootcamp is 14-18 years old (although we will consider students aged 12-13 and 19-21 on a case-by-case basis). Financial aid is available for applicants from Latin American countries or who have strong ties to Latin America (by Latin America we mean Latin America and The Caribbean). Other global applicants are welcome to apply!

Bootcamp Dates

We will offer Bootcamps in multiple Latin American countries. Our programs have the same content, methodology and experiential learning process regardless of where they are located. You can apply to at most 3 Bootcamps, but you will only be accepted to one.

One-week Leadership Bootcamps in: 

Lima, Perú

February 3 - 9, 2020

English

August 3 - 9, 2020

English

CDMX, México

June 23 - 29, 2020

 English

Medellín, Colombia

July 5 - 11, 2020

 Spanish

Asunción, Paraguay

July 21 - 27, 2020

English

São Paulo, Brazil

January 19 - 25, 2020

English

July 5 - 11, 2020

Portuguese 

July 13 - 19, 2020

English

July 21 - 27, 2020

English

You will be a strong LALA applicant if you have the following character traits:

Passion for Latin America

Demonstrated

Leadership

Vocation for

Service

Intellectual Curiosity

Humility

Selection Process

First Step: Application
You submit an application online that includes:

  • Short questions

  • Transcript or Report Card

  • Essay questions

  • Video submission

  • Supplementary information

Second Step: Video Interview
After we review your application, you might be invited to a Skype interview with a LALA alumni, and later with a member of our Admissions Team. In this round, we want to learn more about you, your passions and your ideas.

Third Step: Decision and pre-work for the Bootcamp

After you are admitted, we start the process for you to join us! This includes paperwork, homework and logistics.
 

Most applicants receive admissions decisions within 6 - 8 weeks of applying

Fees and Financial Aid

Fees

Bootcamp Fee*:  US$1,500.00 (One thousand and five hundred dollars)

Costs include:

  • Seminars

  • Training modules

  • City tours

  • Lodging

  • Meals

*Fees exclude flights, health insurance, vaccines & visa fees.

 

Fees can be paid in local currency. Estimated amounts in local currency:  

  • R$5,500,00 (Brazilian Real)

  • $55,800 (Argentine Peso)

  • $4,600,000 (Colombian Peso)

  • $28,700 (Mexican Peso)

  • S/.5,000 (Peruvian Sol)

Financial Aid

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we have need-based scholarships available.  Please do not let financial difficulties stop you from applying! More than 60% of our past students have received some form of need-based scholarship.

 


If you are applying for scholarships, we strongly advise you to apply as early as possible to maximize your chances of receiving financial aid

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