Meet Allyce Pinchback, one of the Council’s first Global Travel Scholars. Her transformational experience in 2004 continues to influence the work she does today.
Matthew McDonald spent a summer in Botswana as a 2014 recipient of the Global Travel Scholarship Program. His experiences expanded his world view and inspired him to start an effort to bring local attention to the global issue of hunger.
As a 2014 recipient of the Global Travel Scholarship Program, Tessa Houser spent a summer in Tanzania. She formed close relationships with her Maasai host family. Those relationships and her experiences with malaria inspired Tessa to raise awareness of the disease when she returned to Pittsburgh. Read Tessa’s blog post to find out more.
There is a lot to be learned outside of the classroom! Whether you are thinking about college applications or possible career plans, a summer internship, study, or travel opportunity is worth considering, and with summer just around the corner many high school, undergraduate, and graduate students are doing just that. To help start the search … Read More
2014 Global Travel Scholars All of us here at the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce we will be sending five students abroad as part of our Global Travel Scholarship program. This scholarship program, managed in partnership with the Experiment in International Living, provides an opportunity for local high school juniors to … Read More
Earlier this week, we introduced you to six of our 12 Global Travel Scholars with a compilation of excerpts from their travel essays about their summer immersion trips. In case you missed it, you can catch up on the adventures throughout Asia, South and Central America by clicking here. Part two features six additional scholars … Read More
The Global Travel Scholarship program, a partnership between the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, The Experiment in International Living, and its parent organization World Learning, has sent more than 100 young high school students from southwestern Pennsylvania to participate in travel experiences around the world. The program is designed to provide local high school juniors, … Read More
It is hard to believe that it was one year ago that I was preparing for my trip to Costa Rica. I can remember the excitement and anticipation that I had as the day of departure got closer and closer. I was going shopping for items I thought I may need and spending time with … Read More
Next week, the World Affairs Council is gearing up to begin the 10th annual Global Travel Scholarship program by closing the nomination phase. Supported by generous regional individuals, foundations, and corporations, over 90 students have gone through the transformative experience provided by the Experiment in International Living. The Council launched its Global Travel Scholarship … Read More
This summer, the lives of twenty local students will be forever transformed. In late June, they will travel all over the world to experience firsthand the daily lives of Koreans, Italians, South Africans, Peruvians, and fourteen other cultures. These high school juniors – selected as Global Travel Scholars by the World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh … Read More