My senior year of college I applied to a national scholarship and unexpectedly won, prompting me to Dubai, UAE for 9 months to study abroad.
Today, I volunteered at my university’s Scholarship Office booth at our the Study Abroad Fair, and tried to convince people to apply for study abroad scholarships… Key word here being convince.
Group chat that has a minimum of 50 new messages at all times. An assumed invite to every dinner date, movie, mall-trip, and hangout session. Being intuitively associated with 8 other people when one of your names are said aloud. You and your friends receiving, “Hey, where’s (insert one of many best friend’s names here)?”, when one of the crew isn’t present in an Instagram photo.
Well, I made it. I’ve yet to be in a mysterious travel accident, contract some weird water-born parasite, or fall off of the Burj Khalifa. One month down on my 8 month study abroad experience in Dubai.
Scholarships are a college student’s dream. No, I’m serious, we dream about them.
The following scholarships are either travel-related contests, study abroad scholarships, or grants for travel given to students from grades K-12! I hope this can be a resource for those kids who might not have been able to travel because of financial obstacles. Go see the world, kids! You’re never too young to travel.
Well, I’m moving to Dubai. For those who know me, it shouldn’t be a surprise. Ever since I found in April that I was going, I don’t think there’s been a day that’s gone by that I haven’t thought about it at some point. All the points leading up to me studying abroad and moving across the world by myself have been so random, high-stake, and future altering that I don’t feel bad that it’s taken up 90% of my attention span.