Guest Blog Post — Making an Impact: How one Global Travel Scholar used her Experiences Abroad to Increase Community Awareness of Malaria

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.

International Internship and Study Aboard Opportunities

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

Global Travelers and Culture Shock

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

Welcome Home to the 2013 Global Travel Scholars! (Part 2)

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

Welcome Home to the 2013 Global Travel Scholars! (Part 1)

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

Global Travel Scholars: Search begins for the 10th cohort

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