Farther Foundation student travelers over the last three years have already visited 20 countries on six continents where they have studied language, history and culture and participated in service programs in needy communities.
Although our goal is not to build a long and interesting list of destinations – our mission is to inspire and prepare students for continued academic and career success – it is fascinating to watch the list grow. This is a reflection of the ambition and adventurous spirit of our students, young people who in most cases have never previously left their neighborhoods and are now taking bold steps to go halfway around the world.
Applications we have received so far this year have students seeking to travel to some exciting new locations including: Finland, Bali, The Galapagos Islands, Tanzania and Paraguay. Our student applicants get the greatest share of the credit for selecting such interesting destinations, but we also appreciate the work of travel program providers that design and build programs that provide life-changing experiences in unique locations. Program providers represented in our applications so far this year include, AFS, The Road Less Traveled, The Experiment in International Living and Global Leadership Adventures.
The Farther Foundation scholarship application deadline is on March 31st. Our review committee is excited to begin its difficult task of selecting which students to support. It is always the unfortunate reality that we will have to turn down students that we would love to support, if only we had more financial resources. Farther Foundation and the students we serve depend on the tax deductible donations from people like you to make these life changing experiences possible. Visit our website to make a donation online and follow our work more closely by subscribing to this blog or liking “Farther Foundation” on Facebook. Thank you for your support.
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.