Diverse Voices Scholarship

We value diversity, and we want international education to reflect that. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and life experiences, and we are committed to keeping it that way.

Scholarship Award: up to $5,000 each season 
(typically $1,000 per student - multiple scholarships may be awarded)


This scholarship aims to encourage students from under-represented backgrounds (taking into account ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical disabilities, etc.) to pursue experiential education programs abroad. 



All students of diverse backgrounds are eligible to apply, but this must be your first experience studying abroad with an educational organization.

Once you are awarded a scholarship, you get the sweet gig of becoming a gap year ambassador. As an ambassador, you bring your gap year experience to life and complete one of the following activities during or post-program:

  • Create an engaging 3-minute video about your experience
  • Write a blog post reflecting on your experience
  • Give a presentation at your high school or college
  • Get interviewed about your gap year and program experiences


Deadline & Notification

The scholarship submission deadline is 110 days prior to season departure. Scholarship applications will then be reviewed and awarded 100 days prior to the program's start date. Once a scholarship has been awarded, students have 14 days to pay a 50% deposit to confirm their place on their chosen program.


How To Apply

  1. Apply for the semester program you want to attend.
  2. Complete the Diverse Voices Scholarship Application Form (below).
  3. Attend an informal interview call with our admissions team.

Note: If you apply for a scholarship, we will not charge you for the application fee or deposit until we have informed you about our scholarship decision.


Diverse Voices Scholarship Application Form

Your scholarship application will not be considered until you've applied for one of our programs. Once you have submitted this, please also complete a program application.