The Council’s Global Travel Scholarship Program provides a small number of scholarships to selected high school students to participate in a summer program abroad through World Learning’s The Experiment in International Living.
Programs last three to five weeks and involve a combination of host family stays, language training, community service, and outdoor adventures. Rising seniors are nominated by their high school teachers and then are selected through a competitive application and interview process. Once students return, they are required to complete a reflection paper, attend a Welcome Home session, and are enrolled in the Global Leadership Certificate program.
Since 2004, the Council has sent 134 students to more than 20 countries in six continents.
“The twelve individuals and group leaders made this adventure extraordinary. We were all very unique; however, we respected our differences and came together as one unit. We had a lot of laughter and silly moments and we enjoyed each other’s company immensely. Who would have thought that learning and fun can go hand-in-hand? Overall, this experience gave me a new perspective on cultural differences, beautiful, gratifying memories and new found friends.”
– Armon Coleman, 2013 Global Travel Scholar
“No amount of research or language classes could simulate what I actually experienced in Japan. This experience tossed my world upside-down, and I am a better person because of it.”
– Kate, 2015 Global Travel Scholar
“It still amazes me now that I could have formed such a strong relationship with my Thai family. It has definitely made me less doubtful of the strength of human interaction. It is something that can defeat all obstacles, even differences in things such as culture and language.”
– Natalia, 2006 Scholar and Experimenter to Thailand
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