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I have no clue where I’d be in life had I never studied abroad — and thankfully, I’ll never have to find out.
It single-handedly deserves the credit for where I’m at today, and the global citizen I feel I’ve become.
The incredible privilege and opportunity to learn about the world, its cultures, and its history through firsthand experiences is one of the most valuable gifts we can provide our youth.
The way we cultivate global leaders and ambassadors of our country is through studying abroad, and that’s why I’m so excited to announce 2017’s ScholarTrip Contest with Allianz Global Assitance!If you know somebody in college whose life could change through studying abroad, share this! Click To Tweet
This is the 13th year Allianz has awarded grants and scholarships (over $150,000 so far) for those who have longed to study or volunteer abroad.
Investing in our future generations’ global education is the best way to grow and advance as a country and I already know my future kids will be studying abroad at least once in their collegiate careers.
Studying abroad is what gave me the courage to travel solo, and from there, the courage to seek an international career, and the rest is pretty much history!
I was so fortunate that someone cared enough about me to recommend this life-changing opportunity, and I hope you have someone in your life where you can do the same.
So peep all the deets below:
HOW TO ENTER
Submit a 60-90 second video – OR – a 500-word essay that answers the question: Who is your ideal travel companion (can be living or dead), where you would go, and why.
Video submissions must be provided as WMV, MOV, or MP4 files and essay submissions must be provided as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF.
The contest link is: ScholarTrips.org
WHO CAN ENTER
Anyone that’s a legal U.S. resident and a current student over the age of 14 from an accredited high school, trade school, university, or college is eligible to win.
I thought studying abroad was out of the picture for me when I entered my 5th year of college due to changing majors, but that couldn’t have been a better chance for me, as I no longer had my collegiate sports obligations.Win 1 of 41 scholarships by entering this contest before November 6th! Click To Tweet
1ST PLACE — $2,500 scholarship for six people
2ND PLACE — $1,000 scholarship for ten people
3RD PLACE — $500 scholarship for twenty-five people
The ScholarTrips Contest runs from October 6h through November 6th so don’t waste time in spreading the word and submitting your entry!
For all the details on this incredible opportunity, view all official contest rules here, and winners will be announced on December 20th!
Did I mention studying abroad in Europe specifically, puts you in the position to jet set across multiple countries for plane tickets as cheap as $15USD!
Seriously, there is so much to gain from this, and it’s hands down the best form of education out there.
HOW TO WIN
Judging will be based off the following criteria, but like anything else in life, go the extra mile, because it might literally pay off.
Passion — Explain why visiting another country is important to you.
Impact — Tell them what going abroad will allow you to do… and be specific!
Creativity — Use your imagination and answer the question in a unique way.
Best of luck to all who apply and I couldn’t be more stoked for the pending winners!