The deadline is June 18, 2024

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Once you have prepared your supporting documents, you should start your EHLS online application. Read the application instructions below to guide you through this process. Please note that you will not see a save button on the application; by hitting “continue”, your application will be saved.

To start an application, click this link: apply.iie.org/ehls, then click “create your account”. The application is open, the application deadline is June 18, 2024 at 5PM EST.


Go to the EHLS online application website and select “Start an application.” You will be asked to provide your name and email address and to create a password. You will also be required to provide your native language and verify that you have earned a bachelor’s degree.

Make sure that the email address you provide is one that you use every day. EHLS Program staff will use this email address to get in touch with you if there are problems with your application, we will not call you so please check your email including junk folders on a regular basis throughout the application process.

There are five required essays for the EHLS program. Please make sure your responses are succinct and effectively address the prompts. Note that there is a 500-word limit. We strongly recommend that you write your essays in a Word document and copy them over to the application. This allows you to use spellcheck. Save your work frequently!

Besides answering the questions in the online application, you will be asked to include supporting documentation.

  • Name your professional references and provide their contact information. When you hit “send,” the application system will email each reference a reference form. Your references will be asked to complete the form, write a letter of reference, and send the material directly back to the system (not to you). Follow up with your references to make sure that they respond by the application deadline.
  • Upload your transcript and résumé.  If you do not have PDF versions of these documents, you should have them scanned so that you can upload them.

Please do not send any application documents to Georgetown University. Applications that are not uploaded through the online application system will not be processed.

View the Alumni Series video below for tips on writing you application essays.

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Past Information Sessions

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The deadline is June 18, 2024

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