We seek students who are dedicated to their studies, who are ready to take a chance on a new adventure and who are likely – with all of our help – to pursue excellence. The students we support come from families that are economically disadvantaged, generally have not had previous opportunities to participate in educational travel programs, and are supported by schools and programs that support their ambitions.
Scholarship applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis. We have a limited amount of scholarships available, so the sooner students apply, the better.
Study Abroad, University Summers, Language & Cultural Immersion, Outdoor Adventure, Leadership Training, Academic Acceleration, Community Service
Farther Foundation provides an extensive directory of educational travel programs to help students, families and educators begin to explore the wide world of opportunities and find the right program for each student.
Our directory lists over 130 travel program providers that offer a wide array of opportunities. The directory is searchable, allowing the user to filter and search programs according to specific focus, destinations, activities, keywords or organization name.
Farther Foundation does not recommend any particular programs, rather, we encourage you to explore the great variety offered and to contact the programs and ask questions to find the right one for you. However, we are based in Chicago and we are happy to highlight a few programs that also have Chicago connections.
The Road Less Traveled is based in Chicago and does great outreach to students in our community. It offers Service Learning, Language and Service, Adventure Expeditions, Global Perspectives, Leadership Training programs for students ages 13-19 in some of the most spectacular places on earth.
The Center for Cultural Interchange is dedicated to the promotion of academic development, cultural understanding, environmental consciousness and world peace. Based in Chicago, CCI organizes high school exchange, short-term group homestay, internship and trainee, volunteer, work & travel, and language study programs in the United States and in over 30 countries around the world. Through CCI’s Greenheart environmental and social welfare projects, we offer opportunities to our American and international participants to contribute to conservation efforts through service, education and conscious living.
Global Leadership Adventures is run by a former Chicagoan who still maintains strong connections in the community. Join other globally-minded students on meaningful and exciting teen volunteer abroad programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Volunteer through teen study abroad with inspirational community service organizations. Learn first hand about a country, its culture and people through teen study abroad. Discover a country in a way that no textbook could ever describe!
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Farther Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing scholarships to low-income students to inspire them to reach their highest aspirations through educational travel experiences.