A huge thread of amazing travel opportunities in all fields, for young people! Science, international relations, education, study abroad, and more. The average application age range is 16 to 30.

As a kid, I used to spend hours looking for loose change on my dad’s office floor. I started my first business at 15. At 17 I  won my first scholarship, graduated high school and went on my first solo trip—two weeks in Iceland. During college, I won $69K in scholarships and studied abroad in Dubai for a year. I’ve been an opportunity junkie and application addict for as long as I can remember.

Now 23, I’m helping my fellow young people take risks and see the world too. I originally shared this thread on Twitter (follow me there for more instant notification of opportunities.

Last Updated: September 17, 2019

“How can I search through this list?”

The list is in chronological order according to application deadline dates. Be sure to scroll to the very bottoms to see all available opportunities.

Click CTRL+F and search a specific opportunity title or keywords such as “student”, “creative”, or “climate change”.

On your phone? Here’s an article on how to text search while mobile (from iPhone or Android), or just scroll away. Again, they’re listed by application due date.

“The deadline has passed on an opportunity I wanted to apply for! Is there anything I can do?”

If you really feel like the opportunity is perfect for you and the deadline is only passed by 1-3 days, you can try to reach out to the organizers and plead your case. Here is an example of what I might say in an email:

Hello [insert organization],

My name is Gabby Beckford and I am a young professional living and working in Washington, D.C. I stumbled across the [insert opportunity] today and I’m deflated that the deadline has passed. I’m reaching out in hopes that an exception can be made for my delayed application. I truly believe I am a perfect candidate for [insert opportunity ] because… [insert incredible explanation as to why you are the perfect candidate and you align perfectly with the opportunity and the organization that is funding it ]. If so, I could send my application over by close of business today.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and for hosting this incredible opportunity.

Best regards,

Gabby Beckford

The worst that they can do is say no, but if they had fewer applicants than expected or you truly are a perfect fit for the opportunity, they may make an exception.

Also, you can look at the organization’s website and see if they have any other similar opportunities with applications that are open.

No matter what, if you are interested in an opportunity that has an expired deadline you should save it on your calendar and remind yourself to apply for it next year!

“Where do you find all of these travel opportunities?!”

The simple answer is that this is what I love to do. As a child, I was constantly entering writing competitions, sweepstakes, spelling bees, any sort of competition I could possibly be a part of. During high school, I applied to well over 100 scholarships to fund my college career. After graduation, I applied for well over 100 jobs that interested me.

Doing this, I’ve won monetary prizes, won once-in-a-lifetime opportunities like my study abroad, graduated debt-free, and so much more.

I’ve always felt that if something is available, why not take your chances and apply for it? Because of this, I swear incredible opportunities just present themselves to me on a daily basis!

Rangel Fellowship

International Relations scholarship

Age: N/A

Deadline: September 24, 2019

Description: If you are interested in international relations and Foreign Service. The State Department’s Rangel Fellowship pays up to $37,500 annually toward graduate school and guarantees assignment in the Foreign Service post-graduation. *Minority groups, women and those with financial need highly encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply.

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Schwarzman Scholarship

Master’s study abroad, Education abroad scholarship

Age: 18 to 29 years old

Deadline: September 26, 2019

Description: Schwarzman Scholars will represent the world’s next generation of leaders — high-caliber individuals with open minds and limitless potential — a network of leaders who will serve as bridges between China and the rest of the world. If you’re looking to get your Master’s degree in China, apply for the Schwarzman Scholarship!

The scholarship covers the following: to have the following: tuition fees, room, and board; travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year; an in-country study tour; required course books and supplies; health insurance; a stipend of $4,000 for personal expenses

Click here to apply.

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Clinton Global Innovation University

Year-long mentorship program (Annual conference in Scotland!)

Age: undergraduate and graduate students

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Description: The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), the higher education program of the Foundation, activates this next generation through a year-round program that includes access to topic experts and change agents, mentorship networks, financial resources, and community events including the annual CGI U meeting. We are dedicated to supporting students who are committed to take action and address the world’s most pressing challenges such as education, climate change, peace, human rights, and public health.

Students accepted to CGI U will participate in a 1-year program that includes high-touch mentorship, a social impact curriculum, funding streams, engagement activities, and an invitation to the annual meeting on April 17-19 at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

Click here to apply.

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative

Professional Fellows Program (4 weeks) in Chicago

Age: 25 to 35 years old

Deadline: September 30, 2019

Description: A 4-week Fellowship program designed to empower entrepreneurs to launch and advance their entrepreneurial ideas and effectively contribute to social and economic development in their own communities.

The U.S. government will cover all YLAI Professional Fellows Program costs including J-1 visa support, RT airfare, YLAI coursework and curriculum, 4-week professional placement with the host organization, limited health insurance plan, and a housing and meal stipend. Applicants must have a 2-year-old entrepreneurial venture, are not a U.S. citizen, and be from one of the applicable Caribbean and countries of the America’s listed.

Click here to apply.

World Bank Group Youth Summit

3-day youth summit in Washington D.C.

Age: 0 to 29 years old

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Description: The competition challenges young social entrepreneurs to submit innovative proposals for scalable enterprises that leverage technology to build sustainable and inclusive cities. The competition challenges entrants to:

  • Address the rising impact of climate change and pollution
  • Promote inclusive economic growth.

Open to all nationalities worldwide. Prior entrepreneurial or business experience is not required! All travel expenses will be covered for 3 nights.

Click here to apply.

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Training Programme for Young Film Critics in the Netherlands

Age: 0 to 30 years old

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Description: A group of young and motivated professional film critics from outside the Netherlands are invited to come to Rotterdam to cover our festival. We provide them with the means to sharpen their journalistic practice and explore the wide landscape of independent cinema on offer at IFFR, one of the major international film festivals for press, industry members and audiences. In the past editions, IFFR welcomed Young Film Critics from all regions of the world. Last year, at IFFR 2019, we had participants from Australia, Indonesia, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

As a trainee, you are part of the editorial team of the festival. You will have meetings with experienced film critics from different backgrounds, cover the festival for your own journalistic affiliation and be part of IFFR’s editorial staff.

Fully paid budget hotel in Rotterdam, and a partial refund of travel. All nationalities welcome to apply.

Click here to apply.

Gilman Scholarship

Study abroad scholarship for U.S. citizens in financial need

Age: Undergraduate students

Deadline: October 1, 2019

Description: The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

Scholarships of us to $5,000 are awarded to U.S. students who demonstrate financial need.

Click here to apply.

Asia Foundation Development Fellowship 2020

One-year career advance program (in US and Asia)

Age: 0 to 40 years old

Deadline: October 7, 2019

Description: The Asia Foundation Development Fellows program provides highly qualified, young professionals from Asia with an opportunity to strengthen their leadership skills and gain in-depth knowledge of Asia’s critical development challenges. A prestigious, year-long career advancement program with a Leadership Dialogue and Exchange program in Asia (2 weeks) and Leadership Dialogue and Exchange in the U.S. (2 weeks);

All program expenses are covered, including costs for coursework and programming, airfares and local transportation, lodging and meals, visa fees, and health and accident insurance. Fellows also receive a Professional Development Award of up to US$5,000 for their own personalized professional development plan.

No IELTS/TOFEL is required. Select Asian nationalities able to apply, see website for more info.

Click here to apply.

Reach Oxford Undergraduates Scholarship 2020

Completely funded undergraduate degree (3-4 years) at Oxford University, England

Age: Undergraduate students from developing countries

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Description: The Reach Oxford scholarships are offered to students from low-income countries who, for political or financial reasons, or because suitable educational facilities do not exist, cannot study for a degree in their own countries.

This is a fully-funded international scholarship. The undergraduate scholarship will cover course fees, a grant for living costs and one return air fare per year

Click here to apply.

Stigler Center Journalists In Residence Program Scholarship

3-month Residency in Chicago

Age: N/A

Deadline: October 20, 2019

Description: The Stigler Center Journalists in Residence Program provides a transformative learning experience for up-and-coming journalists from around the world, who work in all forms of media. It aims to shape the next generation of journalists.

The residency program is 12-weeks long-held in Chicago, Illinois from March 23, 2020, to June 23, 2020. This scholarship covers return airfare to Chicago, visa fees, a stipend of $12,000, world-class training in business fundamentals, certification of participation, and more. Applicants must be proficient in English. Working journalists with some years of media experience are encouraged to apply.

Click here to apply.

National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLY-I)

Funded high school study abroad (one summer or one year)

Age: 15 to 18 years old high school student

Deadline: October 30, 2019

Description: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) program was launched in 2006 to promote critical language learning among American youth. U.S. citizens only.

To improve the ability of Americans to engage with the people of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Turkish-speaking countries through shared language. Study abroad sessions can last one summer or one academic year.

Click here to apply.

Iceland’s Writers Retreat

5 Day Writers Retreat in Iceland

Age: 18+ years old

Deadline: October 31, 2019

Description: From April 29-May 3, 2020, this retreat covers small-group writing workshops and cultural tours design to introduce participants to Iceland’s literary heritage. The main focus will be fiction and non-fiction books.

Full funding covers program costs, accommodations, and round-trip tickets to Iceland.

Click here to apply.

Korean Government Scholarship 2020

Fully-funded Undergraduate degree in Korea

Age: Any pre-undergraduates

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Description: Korean government invites 60 international students from 72 countries who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Korea. The 2020 GKS is a fully-funded international scholarship and is previously called Korea Government Scholarship Program (KGSP).

The KGSP for undergraduate degrees is designed to provide international students with opportunities to study at higher educational institutions in Korea for Bachelor-level degrees, which in turn will contribute to promoting the international exchange in education and to deepening the mutual friendship among countries.

All citizenships welcome to apply. This scholarship covers: Airplane Ticket or Airfare, Monthly Stipend, Tuition, Settlement Allowance, Scholarship Completion Grants, Korean Language Training, Medical Insurance, Korean Proficiency Grants, Research Support, Printing Costs (Dissertation)

Click here to apply.

Atlas Corps Fellowship

12-18 month leadership fellowship in the USA

Age: 0 to 35 years old (non-U.S. citizens only)

Deadline: November 3, 2019

Description: The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship in the United States for the world’s top social change leaders. Fellows serve full-time at Host Organizations to develop leadership skills and learn effective practices through the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab professional development series and networking opportunities with other Fellows.

Participants of the Atlas Corps fellowship receive health insurance, flight, and visa costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing).

Click here to apply.

Chevening Fellowship

Master’s study abroad, Education abroad scholarship in U.K.

Age: N/A

Deadline: November 5, 2019

Description: Chevening UK Fellowships are aimed at mid-career professionals who have reached a position of influence and want to increase their knowledge, networks, and potential through tailored short courses, research, or professional placements at UK institutions. The Chevening Fellowship is a fully-funded fellowship in the UK. It will cover all the costs of the selected candidates.

Applicants must have a minimum of five years of work experience in a relevant related field. Some fellowship programs have different/additional work experience requirements and you are advised to check all individual program requirements before applying.

Click here to apply.

Critical Language Scholarship

8-10 Week Foreign Language Immersion Scholarship

Age: Full-time U.S. undergraduate students

Deadline: November 17, 2019

Description: Each summer, CLS provides rigorous academic instruction in fifteen languages essential to America’s engagement with the world. CLS participants are citizen ambassadors, sharing American values and promoting American influence abroad.

Languages Offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

CLS Program institutes cover approximately one academic year of university-level language coursework during an eight- to ten-week program and are designed to meet the needs of students from a variety of language levels and backgrounds. CLS covers all costs (flight, tuition, accommodation, health insurance, etc.) except for any U.S. passport fees or pre/post medical exams.

Click here to apply

CedInTheCityForever Scholarship

Spring 2020 Study Abroad Scholarship $1500+

Age: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students

Deadline: November 28, 2019

Description: African-American students intending to study abroad in the Spring 2020 semester can apply for a $1500 scholarship to cover their application/study abroad fees. This scholarship is in honor of CedInTheCity, a prominent AA travel blogger.

Email cedinthecityforever@gmail.com for an application.

Sony World Photography Awards

Photography Competition (London)

Age: Varies per competition

Deadline: Varying deadlines from November 29, 2019 to January 14, 2020

Description: The SONY Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds). Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

Click here to apply.

American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship

Tuition & accommodations for an international student (non-U.S.)

Age: Soon-to-be college freshman for Fall 2020

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Description: The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room, and board) for one international student who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. It can be renewed for 4 years.

Applicant must:

  • NOT be a U.S. citizen, U.S. permanent resident, or dual citizen of the U.S. and another country.
  • NOT have enrolled in or have already begun any post-secondary studies at another university in your home country or the United States.
  • Have graduated secondary-school later than 2018.

Click here to apply.

Holland Scholarship

Scholarship to study in Holland

Age: Full-time bachelor’s or Master’s students

Deadline: February 1, 2020; May 1, 2020

Description: This € 5,000 scholarship is meant for international students from outside the EEA who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands. The Netherlands Scholarship is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science together with Dutch research universities and universities of applied sciences.

Applicants must: Have nationality is non-EEA. Be applying for a full-time bachelor’s or master’s program at one of the participating Dutch higher education institutions. They must meet the specific requirements of the institution of your choice (you can find these on the website of the institution). And, can not have a degree from an education institution in the Netherlands.

Click here to apply.

Boren Scholarship

Undergraduate study abroad scholarship

Age: Full-time undergraduate students

Deadline: February 5, 2020

Description: Be awarded up to a $20,000 grant to study abroad for up to a year in a country with a critical language such as Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Japanese, Senegalese, Turkish, etc. I have personally won this and lived and studied Arabic in Dubai for a year!

Click here to apply.

KAUST Visiting Student Research Program

Research internship in Saudi Arabia

Age: Junior or Senior Undergrad, OR Masters STEM students

Deadline: Year-round

Description: A 3-6 month research internship, $1K monthly stipend, comped airfare, accommodations, health insurance, and activities in this research internship in Saudi Arabia. Men + women can apply. Must have a valid passport.

Click here to apply.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Undergraduate internship

Age: 18+, Full-time undergraduate students

Deadline: Year-round

Description: The European Organization for Nuclear Research has an internship in Geneva, Switzerland. $1500 to supplement the high cost of living. Must require an internship for your degree program.

Click here to apply.

Share this with your friends and family so our young generation can take advantage of these opportunities. Please comment if you have any more we should know of.

And don’t forget to join the Young Travel Network Facebook group, a community for young people with aspirations to see the world. Also, follow me on Instagram for more opportunities and tips for young travel.

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. #scholarship #studyabroad #travel #researchabroad #fellowships

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. #scholarship #studyabroad #travel #researchabroad #fellowships


Paris Accords of Science and Communication

Paid fellowship

Age: 18+

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] July 10, 2019

If you write about science in any way, apply for the Paris Accords of Science Communication and received an all-expenses-paid fellowship in Paris in October. The Accords offer journalists the opportunity to interact with scientific experts and learn better ways to communicate science to the public. This four-day training program will cover issues such as the neuroscience of hate, the science of pain, social determinants of health, childhood trauma, and its lifelong impact,  and the plight of refugees and victims of human trafficking; and more. Journalists will also participate in field trips to scientific institutions.

Click here to apply.

YouTube NextUp Creator Camp

Videography internship

Age: N/A

Deadline:[DEADLINE PASSED] July 10, 2019

Description: If you are a Black or LGBTQ YouTuber with 10K – 100K subscribers and want some mentorship to get your channel to the next level, apply to attend one of YouTube’s own 5-day creator camps.

Click here to apply.

World Forum for Democracy

International conference

Age: N/A

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] July 12, 2019

Description: Attend the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, France this November. The questions we must address in 2019 is to what extent the information is reliable, whether this helps or hinders citizens in taking part in democratic processes, and what lessons we should learn for ensuring the free flow of information in the future. Must have a valid passport.

Click here to apply.

Living the Example National Video Contest

Travel contest

Age: 13 to 24 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] July 16, 2019

Description: Celebrate and empower youth to stay drug-free by providing a powerful platform to speak up and out against drugs and promote healthy living. Also, win a free trip for 2 to LA!

Click here to apply.

The UN Youth Climate Summit

Climate change, a sustainability conference

Age: 18 to 29 years old

Deadline:[DEADLINE PASSED] July 19, 2019

Description: If you’re actively engaged in climate change/sustainability, apply to attend the UN Youth Climate Summit in NYC this Fall. The UN Youth Climate Summit is a platform for young leaders who are driving climate action to showcase their solutions at the United Nations and to meaningfully engage with decision-makers on the defining issue of our time.

Click here to apply.


Internship for young digital creatives

Age: 18 to 35 years old

Deadline:[DEADLINE PASSED] July 24, 2019

Description: Creatives living in Africa or UK Apply to ColabNowNow for Young Digital Creatives for more than a month of creative mentorship. Are you a daring artist or storyteller working in a digital medium and living in Africa or the UK? Are you open to collaborating with other artists/storytellers? Do you want a chance to see your collaborative work shown across Africa, the UK and extensively online? All travel, accommodations, meals, and visas are paid for, and 500GBP stipend. Apps close July 24.

Click here to apply.

World Nomads Travel Film Scholarship

Film, videography scholarship

Age: N/A

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] August 6, 2019

Description: If you have aspirations of film making, apply to the Travel Film Scholarship by World Nomads, in the form of a 10-day mentorship trip in Malaysia. These experiences are custom-tailored to deliver true in-field experience, and equip budding filmmakers with sound knowledge of camera, audio, capturing a narrative, interviewing skills, direction, and post-production. You need a current passport.

Click here to apply.

Asia Europe Meeting in Spain 2019

International conference

Age: Students age 18 to 30

Deadline:[DEADLINE PASSED] August 12, 2019

Description: The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental process established in 1996 to foster dialogue and cooperation between Asia and Europe. It will take place in Madrid, Spain between 11–16 December 2019, in conjunction with the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM14). There are no participation or registration fees. No IELTS or TOEFL required with the application. Students at any level (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) and from any discipline can apply for the international conference in Madrid.

Must be from an ASEM country. This is a fully-funded conference 2019 in Spain.

Click here to apply.

Vilnius Young Leaders Meeting

International leadership conference

Age: Students age 24 to 35

Deadline:[DEADLINE PASSED] August 12, 2019

Description: The fully-funded leadership program will be on October 17-19, 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The three-day-long program includes meetings and discussions with renown experts who are leading the fight against disinformation (predominantly from Russia) within their countries and/or represented institutions. During the previous VYLM, experts arrived from Brussels, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States.

Applicants should:

  • Have nationality in Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Be involved in professional activities and personal goals should be related to improving media, scholar and the analytical environment in their respective countries and the broader region.
  • Hold at least a bachelor’s degree.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the fields of journalism, communication, political science, or civil society/NGOs.
  • Even if you do not meet all of the above-mentioned criteria, your application is still welcome. Participants will be selected not only based on their competence, but huge attention will be paid to participant motivation and ability to contribute to the general aim of the Meeting. Innovative approaches and ideas are encouraged!

Click here to apply.

My World 360°

Sustainable Development Goal Exposure Opportunity

Age: 18 to 24 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] August 15, 2019

Description: Recognizing the experiential storytelling potential of immersive technologies like virtual reality, Digital Promise Global, the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, and Oculus are inviting youth worldwide to create 360° media as a way to share their perspectives and advance positive action toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Educators/adults working with students under 18 are welcome to share their students’ media with us using the form below.

If submitting a video, please first post it to Vimeo and then provide the link below. For more about MY World 360º, see here. Submissions can be in any language.

Click here to apply.

Doha Oasis for Innovation

One-week funded Innovation summit

Age: 18 to 30 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] August 19, 2019

Description: The Doha Oasis for Innovation, which is an event dedicated to young people, aims at stimulating youth creativity in the fields of invention and innovation, guiding the younger generation to the path of knowledge and hard work in order to achieve aspired development and prosperity. Objectives of the summit are to developing the spirit of innovation and creativity among the youth, endorse and upgrade the Muslim youths’ innovative capacities, and enhance digital manufacturing skills.

Applicants must live in OIC member states (most African and Middle Eastern countries). The Doha Oasis for Innovation will be held between September 14th and September 20th, 2019,

Click here to apply.

TED Fellowship

Leadership Fellowship

Age: 18+ years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] August 27, 2019

Description: Once selected, Fellows receive transformational support. Fellows participate in professional coaching and mentoring and work with a public relations expert dedicated to sharing their latest projects with the world. TED Fellows participate in an active online network and attend regional meet-ups and retreats for an explosion of conversation and ideas. All TED Fellows also have the opportunity to apply for a Senior Fellowship and grow their leadership in the Fellows community.

Click here to apply.

Harvard University Crossroads Emerging Leaders Program

Week-long International Program in Dubai 

Age: 18 to 24 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] August 30, 2019

Description: The Program is a prestigious and a fully-funded career development opportunity in Dubai, UAE for students from across the world, who are the first member of their family—or the first generation within their family—to attend university and facing challenges of financial and social circumstances. Following a rigorous multi-stage evaluation process, exceptional students are selected from a diverse applicant pool to take part in this unique educational experience.

Applicants must be citizens of Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. Must be the first member of their family—or the first generation within their family—to attend university. Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate university program or a recent graduate from a university within the last three years. Must be facing challenges of financial and social circumstances.

Click here to apply.

Young Diplomat’s Forum

Week-long International Conference 

Age: N/A

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] August 31, 2019

Description: The 13th  Edition of Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is a meeting of 100 young and aspiring diplomats from over 75 countries covering every region in the world to tackle hot topics of international affairs.

The proceedings and workshops of the forum engage young diplomats with Ambassadors, MPs, MEPs, Government officials, Media and Diplomacy experts on different issues of global affairs. In addition, the Young Diplomats Forum is a cultural and entertaining experience that create international friendship amongst participants and engage with institutions in the host country and connect with the place. NOTE: Costs €999 for forum + accommodation.

Click here to apply.

STōK-BBATICAL Travel Grant

$30,000 travel grant

Age: 21+

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 2, 2019

Description: Must be a legal U.S. resident currently residing in the continental U.S. and age 21 or older. Must have an awesome STōK-bbatical dream. We are looking for someone who is creative, passionate and authentic. Committed to capture, share and allow STōK to share your STōK-bbatical experience on social media using video and photos. You must be able to experience your awesome STōK-bbatical dream of choice for 2–4 weeks sometime between October 1 and December 15, 2019.

Paid travel expenses — flights, lodging and your STōK-bbatical experience (up to $20,000) along with a $10,000 stipend.

For more information, click here. To apply, email SToK@icfnext.com.

Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Program

Week-long International Conference (Morocco) 

Age: 23 to 35 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 15, 2019

Description: The ADEL program is PCNS’s flagship youth program, held two days prior to the Atlantic Dialogues conference. Every year for 6 days (December 9-14, 2019), this program brings together 40 to 50 young leaders from around the Atlantic basin and Africa. These rising leaders have displayed leadership capabilities, and have a strong sense of commitment to social and economic issues facing their communities in particular and the world in general.

Applicants must be citizens of countries located in Africa, North America, South America, Central America, Western Europe or the Caribbean – that is, citizens of countries bordering the Atlantic Basin and on the African continent.

PCNS will cover economy class airfare to and from Morocco. In addition, local transportation, catering, and hotel accommodation, during the dates of the program and conference will be covered by the conference organizers.

Click here to apply.

Dubai 2020 Expo LIVE!

$100,000 start-up grant and event marketing

Age: N/A

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 15, 2019

Description: Expo Live offers grants of up to $100,000 USD to projects for marketing exposure and potential exhibition at the 2020 Dubai Expo event, to innovate solutions that aim to have a positive social or environmental impact. To date, Expo Live funds 120 social innovators based in 65 countries.


  • Startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, NGOs, and government entities
  • Innovations/ideas must be at the prototype level or beyond
  • It must benefit society, the environment, or can be used for a humanitarian cause
  • Any sector, country, or citizenship. No age restrictions
  • Legally registered entities

Click here to apply.

World Youth Forum Egypt

2-week International Youth Conference in Egypt

Age: 15 to 35 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 15, 2019

Description: World Youth Forum Egypt is open to all youth of all nations that believe in their power of making changes and aim to become influential within their communities.

The World Youth Forum opens discussion into three tracks: Peace, Development and Creativity, under which different themes and topics of interest to international youth are discussed, creating a platform to express views, present ideas and share experiences throughout its sessions. The conference aims at uniting the entire world in a mission to revive our long-forgotten humanity, that was missed as a result of wars, terrorism and misfortunate events all around the world.

The two-week conference will be held on October 25, 2019 to November 10, 2019. Anyone can WYFE will cover economy class airfare to and from Egypt, accommodations, and meals.

Click here to apply.

Winter Japan Culture Camp

Intensive Weekend Culture camp in Osaka + Kyoto

Age: 23 to 35 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 15, 2019

Description: The ASEAN Youth Friendship Network is now accepting applications for Winter Japan Culture Camp 2020. Participants from all over the world can apply for the fully funded cultural exchange program in Japan.

The Japan Cultural Camp in Winter will be started on 19 January 2020 (Arrival in Osaka) and will be ended on 23 January 2020. Participants will start their program at 7.30 a.m – 5.00 p.m every day. In the evening, participants will have free time to explore the magnificent of Kyoto and Osaka or go shopping. All citizenships welcome to apply.

Click here to apply.

ASEF Journalists Seminar 2019

Journalist Conference in Madrid, Spain

Age: 0 to 35 years old

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 16, 2019

Description: The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) will explore how a trust-based approach to reporting can be adopted and strengthened by media organizations and journalists in Asia & Europe.

The 2-day training-oriented event will bring together young journalists and media professionals from ASEF Partner countries. The program aims to address journalists’ needs and challenges by providing them with the tools needed to tackle disinformation in the digital age. The event, themed ‘Media Trust & Information in the Digital Age’, is aimed at providing young journalists with the tools needed to thrive in an uncertain media climate.

Applicants must: 1) be a citizen of an ASEM Partner country, 2) be currently employed as a journalist or media professional (traditional media, online media, freelance are all eligible), 3) have experience and/or projects on the topic of media trust, misinformation, and disinformation

ASEFJS12 is a side event of the 14th ASEM Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (ASEMFMM14), and will be held on December 13 and 14, 2019.

Click here to apply.

Pickering Fellowship

International Relations scholarship

Age: N/A

Deadline: [DEADLINE PASSED] September 17, 2019

Description: If you are interested in international relations and Foreign Service. The Pickering Fellowship pays up to $37,500 annually toward graduate school and guarantees assignment in the Foreign Service post-graduation.

Click here to apply.

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