Reading Time: 10 minutes A list of open once in a lifetime opportunities (for now) for young people to apply to. Most are partially or completely funded, and travel internationally.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In January of 2020, I traveled with the ASEAN Youth Friendship Network (AYFN) to Seoul, South Korea on a funded travel opportunity. Sometimes these opps ask applicants to submit a video application and I’ve received multiple requests to share my successful video application. Below you’ll find their video application guidelines Continue Reading
Reading Time: 5 minutes I’ve been in the “influencer” game since 2013, specifically in the travel niche. In no way am I an expert in influence (anyone who says they are is lying), but I’ve seen my fair share of the good and bad of this work. And inevitably, the ambition to build our Continue Reading
Reading Time: 8 minutes I’m Gabby Beckford the travel blogger and owner of Packs Light. While in college I was awarded more than $70,000 in financial aid, including travel grants and scholarships that helped me study abroad in Dubai, UAE, one of the most expensive cities in the world, completely paid for. Now 2 Continue Reading
Reading Time: 6 minutes I remember volunteering at my university’s Scholarship Office booth during the annual Study Abroad Fair, and adamantly trying to convince people to apply for international grants scholarships. The keyword here being convince. The dominating thought in my mind was, why would anyone not want free money? And second of all, Continue Reading
Reading Time: 7 minutes Education abroad and study abroad scholarships are two elements of university life that are misunderstood, underutilized, and shrouded in mystery. Luckily, I’ve decoded the puzzle of applying to and successfully winning this form of financial aid, and to this day have racked up $69,264 in total, of which $41,027 in study abroad scholarships being Continue Reading
Reading Time: 5 minutes The following scholarships are either travel-related contests, study abroad scholarships, or grants for travel given to students from grades K-12. It’s a common idea that you must be a high school or college student to study abroad or travel as a student. One of the main objectives of my blog is Continue Reading