Each applicant for the International Scholars Program is required to submit an essay written in English, provide two letters of recommendation, participate in an interview via Skype, and provide proof of English language proficiency.

The school district’s selection committee will rate applicants based on previous academic performance, English language proficiency, the quality of the written essay, content of recommendation letters and performance during the interview process. The selection committee will be composed of the coordinator for the International Scholars Program, a Niskayuna High School administrator and the International Exchange Club advisor.