Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete an application?

The application generally takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. As you make plans to complete and submit the application, keep in mind that you'll need to consider the additional time it takes to obtain your recommendation. You'll also want to make sure you leave time to come back to your application so you can review everything before you submit it.  

What makes for a strong application?

The strongest application responses are the ones that include specific examples. Examples give the reader more information about who you are and help to illustrate the point you're trying to make. It's one thing to say you're an ideal candidate for a trip, but it's another to demonstrate through your past experiences and skills what makes you an ideal fit.

What is involved in the application process?

To learn about the various parts of the application and how to apply, read the Application Instructions. For additional support see the Application Top Tips. If you still have questions about the application, contact [email protected] for support.

What is SurveyMonkey Apply?

SurveyMonkey Apply is an online application system that GGC uses to manage travel applications. The platform is used to submit applications, send messages to applicants and review and score application submissions.

How do I set up an account with SurveyMonkey Apply?

If you have applied for a Nationally-Sponsored Trip, or been a reviewer for a Nationally-Sponsored Trip in the past, then you should already have an account and should use the SAME login/account information to log into SurveyMonkey Apply. If you forgot your password, jump to the next question.

To create a new account, visit SurveyMonkey Apply and click the green 'Register' button in the top right-hand corner of the page. From there, you'll be asked to fill in some basic information including your name, email address and password. Please note: when entering your name, make sure you use your own name to create your account so that the account information matches the application information.

Once you have an account, you can log into the website at any time by clicking the SurveyMonkey Apply Girl Guides Travel Program link - https://ggtravel-apply.smapply.io/ - and logging in. The "Log In" button will be in the top right-hand corner of the page.

What should I do if I've forgotten my password?

If you've forgotten your password, click 'Forgot your password?' on the SurveyMonkey Apply login landing page. You'll be brought to another page that asks you to enter your email address. Check your email for a password recovery message from SurveyMonkey Apply, follow the link on the message and then enter a new password for your account.

What should I do if I'm having a technical problem while filling out the online application?

If you're having a technical problem, you can contact SurveyMonkey Apply directly by emailing [email protected].

What should I do if I have questions surrounding the application content or requirements?

If you have any questions surrounding the application content or requirements, you can contact the National Travel Team at [email protected].

What happens after I submit my application?

Once applications are submitted, they are reviewed by the Nationally-Sponsored Trip (NST) Review Team. Applications are shortlisted based on scoring criteria. As travel opportunities become available, the shortlisted candidates are reviewed one-by-one by the International Commissioner and NST staff to find the most suitable match for each experience.

When are participant selections announced?

Selections are announced when travel opportunities are confirmed.

If selected for a trip, can I extend my stay or tack on another trip?

Requests to extend are considered on an individual basis.

If you have any other questions, please reach out to the National Travel Team at [email protected] for additional support.