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Are you ready to challenge yourself intellectually and experience life on the campus of a top liberal arts university?   Are you ready to join a diverse group of high school students from around the world in confronting a global challenge?   This summer 2015, choose from the following opportunities:  Global Sustainability (June 28 – July 17) or Cultural Crossroads (July 6 – July 25).

Eligibility to apply:

We welcome applications from rising juniors and seniors, U.S. and international students, those who think they know their place in the world and those who are just seeking to define it.

Let’s get started…

Step 1:     LENS Application Form

Our application is available in two formats:  online or paper.  We encourage you to use the online application, however, paper forms may also be submitted by mail.

Access online:        2015 LENS Wake Forest Application ONLINE

Download PDF:     2015 LENS Wake Forest Application PDF

Here’s a preview of what you will be asked…

  • Applicant Information
  • Academic Information
  • Parent Contact Information
  • Extracurricular Activities; Honors & Awards
  • Essays (two short responses)
  • Program Agreement

Step 2: Official High School Transcript

Submit transcripts from each high school you have attended.

Mailing Address:

LENS Program, Wake Forest University

PO Box 7385

Winston Salem, NC 27109-7385

Attn. Janice Claybrook

Step 3: Supplemental Materials

Applicants may be asked to supply academic references or participate in a virtual interview with a LENS Leadership team member.

Things to know about the LENS application process:

Application review begins in early Spring and will continue on a rolling basis until the program is full.  Students are encouraged to apply early.

A separate application process is required to be considered for need-based scholarships.  Access the LENS Financial Aid Application at lens.wfu.edu/tuition.  The financial aid priority deadline is March 20, 2015.

International applicants whose primary language is not English are required to submit an official TOEFL score report to demonstrate English language proficiency.

In general, foreign nationals will need to obtain a nonimmigrant visa for temporary stay.  Refer to the US Embassy or Consulate where you would apply for a visa for more information.

Contact us with any questions.     LENSadmissions@nullwfu.edu     Phone: 336-758-2561