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For Community-Driven Global Development

FSD Applicant Essentials

Welcome to the FSD International Intern and Volunteer Abroad program. This page contains essential information for the application and pre-departure process. Please review all sections below as they pertain to all program applicants.

Program Basics

FSD Internship Guide

The FSD Internship Program Guide offers information that will help prepare you for the FSD program and for living abroad in one of our host communities. Please download the Internship Program Guide and Pre-Departure Packet that matches your program. These packets are required reading before confirming your participation.


Predeparture Packets

The Prepdeparture Program Guide contains information that will help you navigate your time in your host country. Download and read over the program guide to help prepare yourself for your internship. Included in the packet is information about packing, cultural norms, safety and security, and many other important topics.






Program Confirmation

FSD Confirmation Package

This package includes instructions on how to confirm your participation. Please print this document and return a signed copy to FSD by email within 7 days of receiving your acceptance letter.

Health and Host Family Form

This information allows FSD to provide for your comfort and safety during the program. Please fill out this document and email to FSD within 7 days of receiving your acceptance letter.

Bio Request Form

Before the start of the program, we would like to share your picture and a short bio with your host organization, host family, and fellow program participants. Please fill out this form and submit no later than 30 days prior to the start of your program.

Flight Information

Once you have booked your flight, please email your arrival and departure information to us using the FSD Flight Form. When booking your flight, please refer to the flight guidelines provided. NOTE: Please wait to book your flight until you have received your finalized placement.

FSD Flight Form

Once you have purchased a flight, please email us the details of your travel itinerary on this form.

Flight Guidelines

Insurance Information

FSD will provide limited medical and emergency coverage during your program. We strongly suggest that you also review all of the benefits and procedures associated with this coverage. Please be advised that FSD is not responsible for any medical or emergency-related expenses. Since the Insurance will be secured in your name, you are responsible for pursuing reimbursement for all eligible expenses directly from the provider, Seven Corners. If you would like to extend the insurance for coverage before or after your program dates, you should call the number listed on the card. The details of this coverage are provided here.