• The Wandering Scholar makes international travel opportunities accessible to high schoolers from underrepresented backgrounds, empowering them to become engaged, globally competent citizens.

We are more than just a travel scholarship.

Our innovative fellowship combines travel with pre- and post-trip programming, equipping participants with the skills to become engaged, globally competent citizens by:

  1. expanding their perspectives and ability to recognize those of others;
  2. building their capacity for resilience and empathy; and
  3. developing a roadmap for success beyond high school.

What sets our program apart?

  • Provide pre-departure programming for students and their families
  • Pair students with experienced travel mentors whose lives and careers will inspire Wandering Scholars to be global citizens
  • Encourage students to become experts on their host country by completing documentation projects while abroad
  • Use social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, tumblr and our own Wandering Scholar blog) to help Scholars share their experiences
  • Assist Wandering Scholars in developing post-program plans to remain active global citizens, through Gap Year programs, college Study Abroad, and international careers.