We believe travel provides
transformative learning experiences
We would like to help our minority youth and millennials travel the world. This is why we have offered to provide passport scholarships.
- Minority college student or youth (Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic, Black/African-American, Multiracial, and American Indian or Alaskan Native
- First time applying for a passport
- An urge to travel and be exposed to other cultures!
We get many questions as to why this isn't an open application to any youth or student who is inspired to travel the world. The problem is that we do not have ENOUGH underrepresented ethnicities who are provide the same opportunities and support. Only 1.5% of all U.S. students enrolled at institutions of higher education in the United States have studied abroad during the 2013-2014 academic year. Leaving minorities at an even smaller rate that is almost non-existent. The lack of resources and funds are limiting minority students from receiving a global education and we believe our programs will foster the importance of international and cultural exposure. The latest report as of 2014, NAFSA published 74.3% of students who studied abroad were Caucasian. Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (7.7%), Hispanic (8.3%), Black/African-American (5.6%), Multiracial (3.6%), and American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.5%) students made up the rest of that amount in very low numbers. This is why we are an advocate to get people to explore the world with different backgrounds.
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