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Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Guest Post, International Education, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Travel | 0 comments

Funding Study Abroad is Possible!

Funding Study Abroad is Possible!

This is a guest post by Victoria Mita, Director of FundMyTravel. See her full bio at the end of her guest post! I’m not rich but I studied abroad. So can you, if you really want to! My family raised me with an interest in different cultures. My grandmother sent me to a French Language camp every summer and I was brought up with the attitude that if you want something enough you can put in the time and effort to make it happen. For most people, the question is no longer whether or not you can study abroad but where to find the funding? How badly do you want to study abroad? If you’re willing to make the commitment to yourself to see this thing through, there are many resources available for you. I’d like to make a case for fundraising, scholarships, and financial aid. Old School Fundraising Fundraising has been around for ages for good reason. It is an effective, efficient and beneficial way to raise funds and create...

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Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Culture, Feature, International Education, Interviews, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Travel, Travel Profiles, Volunteer Abroad | 0 comments

Rotary Scholars on Travel, International Exchange, and Service

Rotary Scholars on Travel, International Exchange, and Service

Rotary is an international service organization that has been sponsoring international exchanges since the 1940’s. The video above and the responses below are from Rotary scholars who are alumni of the Rotary High School Exchange (Shivaun and Ines), Ambassadorial Scholarship (Heather and Samantha), and Peace Fellowship (Chris). To learn more about Rotary and Rotary international exchanges, visit www.rotary.org. Why were you interested in studying in another country? Shivaun: Initially, when I signed up to be a youth ambassador with Rotary International, I didn’t know much about the rest of the World, but I knew I wanted to (part of me also didn’t want to be contained to my small Midwestern hometown anymore).  After being placed in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, for a year as a youth ambassador, I knew being interested in other cultures would always be an essential aspect of my life. Chris: It had been almost 10 years since my first experiences studying abroad as an undergraduate.  I was interested in having a graduate experience overseas, I...

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Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Feature, International Education, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Travel | 0 comments

Studying in the UK or Ireland on Scholarship

Studying in the UK or Ireland on Scholarship

Studying in the UK or Ireland is a pretty attractive prospect for current students, scholars, anglophiles, heritage students, and Harry Potter fans alike. There is something delightful about studying in a country where people speak your native tongue but in a surprisingly different fashion– it makes for reflections on the convergence and divergence of cultural, academic, and social norms and values. However, financing international opportunities is a big question for most and is even a make-it-or-break-it factor for some. The following scholarships and fellowships make study in the UK or Ireland possible for eligible candidates. Remember that scholarships and fellowships are only one component to funding international study and travel. For additional information on funding international studies and travel, see 9 Ways to Fund Travel and the Free Guide to Budgeting for International Travel. *Note: Some of the descriptions below have been copied and pasted directly from the scholarship provider’s websites. The George Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland, Graduate Studies) The Mitchell Scholars Program, named to honor former US Senator George...

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Blog, International Education, Teach Abroad, Travel, Work Abroad | 0 comments

Funded International Opportunities for Teachers

Funded International Opportunities for Teachers

Teachers, I know you are launching into the spring term, but think about how a funded international opportunity could reignite your career, passion for teaching, and love of travel? If you aren’t a teacher but know one, share the love and send it to them today (click one of those handy little buttons to your left!). Some of the descriptions of these opportunities are taken directly from the websites of the programs. Teachers for Global Classrooms The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms. TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board). In order to ensure that you receive up-to-date information regarding this professional development opportunity, please join our mailing list. The application is due March 4, 2013, so start your application! Fulbright Classroom...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Feature, Most Popular, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Teach Abroad, Travel, Travel Planning, Work Abroad | 0 comments

Nine Ways to Fund Travel

Nine Ways to Fund Travel

I hear so many people say, “Oh I wish I could travel” without realizing that most people actually can. Travel requires an investment of time, money and energy, but so does buying a new car or throwing a party. Most of the nine topics below will be covered in-depth in the coming weeks, but what better time to start thinking about funding travel than the new year? Crowdfund (Fundraise) Crowdfunding travel puts a new spin on an old concept (fundraising) and gives anyone who wants to travel with a purpose a new tool to garner support (financial and otherwise) from their community and social networks. Travel crowdfunding websites like Project Travel, Fund My Travel, and Volunteer Forever are available to anyone who wants to travel to study, intern, volunteer, or teach. More general crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo allow you to crowdfund even a vacation or personal journey. Check out these travel crowdfunding websites, read the FAQs, and set up a travel campaign page to get started. Tip! Most of...

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