Deadline:

April 30, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. UTC.

Location:

San Jose, California, USA.

(Fully Funded)

Description

Local Guides Connect-Training by Google Maps

All over the world, Local Guides are on a mission to help people find the places worth discovering. To celebrate the stars of their global community, Connect Live is back and will be bigger than ever. The event will be held November 12 to 15 in a show-stopping new location in San Jose, California.

There, Google will host 200 Local Guides Levels 5 and above from around the world. Before you apply, please note that the event will be delivered entirely in English to best serve their global community.

More Details

Attendees will learn the latest news about Google products, meet Googlers and fellow Local Guides, and discover inspiring ways to become even better contributors. You can expect learning, friendship, and celebration. However, each year’s specific format and events are kept secret so that you’ll be surprised when you get there!

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Google Maps.
  • Traveling.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.

Program Period

4 Days.

The event will be held November 12 to 15 in a show-stopping new location in San Jose, California.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

Applications are open to Local Guides Levels 5+ during the application period.

Applicants will be selected based on a number of factors including, but not limited to:

  • The submission of a complete application including:
    • A 1-minute video message responding to ONE of the prompts provided. Prompts are: Tell us about your favorite place and what makes it special; What’s one thing you want everyone to know about your community?; or Why are you proud to be a Local Guide? Here are tips for creating your Connect Live 2019 application video.
    • A new post on Connect that describes a cause you care about sharing on Google Maps and why. Whether you’re passionate about finding the world’s best French fries or making the map more eco-friendly, we want to know about it! Post your response using the Local Stories topic. Here’s how to write a great Connect post for Connect Live 2019.
    • A new list created on Google Maps about any theme, including a title, description, and at least five places.
  • They’ll also be looking for:
    • High-quality, well-rounded, and consistent contributions on Google Maps over the past 12 months.
    • Consistent involvement with the Local Guides community such as actively contributing on Connect or hosting meet-ups.

NOTE: All Connect Live attendees must be at least 21 years old by the event start date on November 12, 2019.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

  • Flights, transportation, and hotel stay on primary arrival and departure dates will be arranged and paid for by Google. Meals will be covered by Google during the duration of the event. Visa or ESTA fees for one application will also be paid for by Google. However, attendees will be responsible for securing visas on their own.

How to Apply

First Step: Film a 1-minute video message responding to one of the prompts provided then submit it. Applicants must submit their video as either a YouTube or Google Drive link. You can submit a listed or unlisted YouTube link or link to a video stored on Google Drive that is accessible to anyone with the link.

More information about the video editing and submission process from here.

Second Step: Write a new post on Connect that describes a cause you care about sharing on Google Maps and why. Post your response using the Local Stories topic. 

Here’s how to write a great Connect post for Connect Live 2019.

Third Step: Create a new list on Google Maps about any theme, including a title, description, and at least five places.

For more information on how to create a list on Google Map click Here.

Please Note: Attendees from non-English speaking countries will need to confirm that they can communicate proficiently in English in addition to submitting all application materials in English.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Mariem Memmi / Tunisia

Reviewed by” Lamis Moawad / Egypt
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