• Welcome, Tutors and Mentors!

  • Where to Apply


    Applications for the Spring 2022 semester are currently closed. The current semester ends on December 17, 2021. Each program publishes its application, and there are currently no projected dates for the Fall 2022 application openings. All application openings will be posted on this page and our LinkedIn and Facebook.

    Paper Airplanes will have two semesters, Spring and Fall, for 2022 and asks our students to commit to the full semester they sign up for. Specific dates for these semesters are to be determined and will be mentioned in their applications.

    • Spring 2022: January - May
    • Fall 2022: September - December

  • FAQ

    What are the eligibility requirements?

    The youth exchange program provides individualized English tutoring to high school refugee conflict-affected youth and creates a network of youths in touch with and passionate about their lived crisis. This application is for youths (between the ages of 13 to 18) who wish to participate in the Spring 2022 semester.
    Form Submission Deadline:
    December 11, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. UTC
    To apply, click on the link: http://ow.ly/bz2750GJchl
    يقدم برنامج تبادل الشباب دروسًا مجانية في اللغة الإنجليزية عبر الإنترنت للشباب الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 13 و 18 عامًا من اللاجئين أو من المناطق المتأثرة بالصراع. هذا التطبيق مخصص لطلاب المدارس الثانوية الذين يرغبون في المشاركة في فصل الربيع 2022.
    الموعد النهائي لإرسال النموذج:
    ١١ ديسمبر ٢٠٢١ الساعة ١٢:٠٠ صباحًا بالتوقيت العالمي المنسق
    للتقديم اضغط على الرابط: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSeJFqMhjDJUoW.../viewform


    What is the time commitment?

    The program will be offering three courses: Python, Web development, and Business analytics. Dates & Commitment: The Spring 2022 semester will run from January 24 - May 27. Students are expected to attend 70% of classes and complete all assigned homework.
    The requirement to join the program: Be a woman, 18+ years of age, have intermediate to advanced level in English, have a passion for learning to program (you don't need to have previous experience), and can dedicate 3 to 4 hours to attend classes every week.
    To apply, click on this link and for more information, To apply click on this link: http://ow.ly/KPIl50GNMJs
    Form Submission Deadline: November 29, 2021, at 12:00 a.m. UTC


    What is the difference between a tutor and a mentor?

    Tutors primarily serve as teachers of curriculum and are utilized by the English, Turkish, and Youth Exchange Programs, while mentors mostly offer guidance and are utilized by the Student Advising and Women in Tech Programs.

    What additional characteristics does PA prefer for tutors and mentors?

    English Program:

    • Experience teaching English
    Student Advising:
    • Mentoring experience

    How are students and tutors/mentors matched?

    Paper Airplanes uses an algorithm to match pairs based on language ability, age, gender, interests, and availability. Matches are carefully reviewed by staff to ensure compatibility.

  • Do I have to create curriculum or homework assignments?

    No, all programs provide a well-refined curriculum, which includes assignments and supplementary resources students can use.

    What platforms do students and tutors/mentors use for communication?

    Pairs meet on platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, or others that suit their preference, and often use WhatsApp and email to stay in touch between meetings.

    Can I tutor/mentor with more than one program at a time?

    Yes, as long as you can commit to the full semester for all programs with which you'd like to tutor/mentor.

    What do I receive for my participation?

    All tutors/mentors receive a certificate of completion from Paper Airplanes upon successfully completing a semester. In addition, all programs regularly showcase exceptional tutors/mentors on our social media.

    Will I receive a reference letter from Paper Airplanes?

    Tutor and Mentor Coordinators (see here for more info.) are encouraged to write a reference letter for their tutors/mentors who satisfactorily complete a semester, though they are not obliged to do so.

  • More information about our programs

    Please also see these above program pages for their email contacts. Due to high email volume, we do not have the capacity to respond to general inquires regarding when applications will be open or how to apply. Please see this page for all updates regarding this information.


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