Global Travel Scholarship

​​Meet our 2022 Global Travel Scholars!




Ny’Aijah Davenport

Taylor Allderdice High School

Ghana: Contemporary Art & Culture




Amelie Goodin

Mt. Lebanon High School

France: Cultural Discovery




Marcus Hart

Seton LaSalle Catholic High School

Spain: Cultural Discovery






Autumn Lydic

South Side High School

Spain: Cultural Discovery




Camden McCormick

Mount Pleasant Area Jr/Sr High School

Spain: Spanish Language & Culture






Mercedes Montano

Environmental Charter High School

Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands & the Andes




Avery Neely

North Allegheny Intermediate High School

Switzerland: Global Health & Humanitarian Action





Ayushma Neopaney

Baldwin High School

France: Cultural Discovery




De’Aijah O’Malley

Pittsburgh Perry High School

Ecuador: The Galápagos Islands & the Andes




Yuba Poudel

Baldwin High School

Germany: International Relations & the E.U.





More about the Global Travel Scholarship

The Global Travel Scholarship provides a small number of scholarships to selected high school students in grades 9-11 with financial need to participate in a summer program abroad through World Learning’s The Experiment in International Living. The Global Travel Scholarship covers all program fees (activities, lodging, food, etc.), domestic and international flights, health and accident insurance, and passport and visa fees.


Programs last three to five weeks and involve a combination of host family stays, language training, community service, and outdoor adventures. Since 2004, we have sent 134 students to more than 20 countries including Argentina, Australia, Belize, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ghana, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Mongolia, Morocco, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Tanzania, and Thailand.


The Global Travel Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship for high school students who have never traveled abroad before and would not be able to do so without a scholarship. The scholarship covers passport costs, all flights, and program expenses.


Am I Eligible To Apply?

In order to be eligible for the Global Travel Scholarship, students must:

-Be students in grades 9-11 (high school seniors are not eligible)

– Live in the Pittsburgh area

Have not traveled outside of the United States or Canada, except in the case of immigrants or refugees to the United States who have lived abroad

-Would not be able to travel without a scholarship


Questions? Contact Director of Youth Programming Kathleen Newell at


Applications are now closed and will reopen in the fall to apply for a 2023 scholarship. 


“The Global Travel Scholarship program gets you ready for the real world in ways that one, you will be nervous about and two, you won’t be ready for, but that’s what makes it exciting.”

– Anicet Mundumdu, Global Travel Scholar to South Africa