Reading Time: 12 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: 4 minutes Many of these online courses were made free as a result of travel restrictions and quarantine notices due to COVID-19. Many thanks to the companies and organizations that opened these resources to the public during these tough times! You can now take super productive, accredited, once-in-a-lifetime courses to not only Continue Reading
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: 7 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