Thank you for your interest in our Explore the World Scholarship Program. The 2019 Explore the World application is now open.
Travel changes you. You change the world.
At HI USA, we think travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. That’s why we’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.
In 2018, we awarded 104 scholarships to young people across the U.S. so they could go learn Arabic in Jordan, volunteer in India and Vietnam, teach math in the Dominican Republic, or board a plane for the very first time to study abroad in Europe. Scholarship recipients have returned home from their travels with a profound sense of intercultural appreciation, and a renewed dedication to spreading the word about travel and tolerance at home.
In 2019, we’ll be giving out 86+ scholarships to would-be travelers around the country, aged 18-30, who need a little extra help along the way.
Please visit the Program Details section for detailed information about the eligibility requirements, application process, and program requirements.
Awards will be split into two payments: an initial $1,000 payment prior to departure and the remaining $1,000 after return. Both installments require completion of program requirements. For this reason, it is important that applicants plan their trip funding accordingly.
For more information, please review the Program Details. If you would like information about future programs, please join our mailing list.