Study Abroad Scholarships

We believe that studying abroad fuels personal, academic, and professional development and contributes to a more understanding and collaborative world.

To bring this valuable experience to American high school students, we’ve developed high school study abroad and gap year programs that are among some of the most competitively priced in the industry.

To make these study abroad exchange programs even more accessible to students, we’ve introduced our ISE Student Ambassador Scholarship

Discounts & Scholarships

Early Bird Discount — $250 discount if you apply 45 days prior to the application deadline.

Host Family Discount — Discount of up to $1000 for families that hosted an inbound student.

Area Representative Discount — Discount of up to $500 for children of ISE Area Representatives.

ISE Ambassador Scholarship — Designed for students who would like to engage deeply with their host community and reflect on their experience via blog/video contributions.

Study Abroad Student Ambassador Scholarship

Designed for students who would like to engage deeply with their host community and share their study abroad experience.

All students are welcome to apply for this scholarship. Those selected for the scholarship represent the ISE Travel & Study Abroad Program and act as ambassadors for both their home and host country. Students will document their study abroad experience periodically throughout their program via written and/or video posts. In addition to the scholarship award, recipients will also become accredited authors of ISE’s online blog.

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Entry Criteria

Applicants must be passionate about storytelling and excited to fully immerse themselves in a new way of life. Prior blogging/vlogging experience is not a requirement – we welcome all interested and qualified students! Students with experience blogging/vlogging are strongly encouraged to apply and include links to their existing posts!


To Apply

Please provide a link to a sample post on your preferred blogging platform (Youtube, WordPress, Medium, Wix, Weebly, etc.) that speaks to why you wish to study abroad. Posts should:

  • Be between 500-800 words
  • Include at least 3 photos
  • Video submissions should be at least one minute long


Expectations & Allocation

Every ISE Ambassador will become an accredited author of the ISE Blog. They are all expected to submit a motivational piece at the beginning of their program (the application/entry blogs are accepted) and 1 piece at the end of their program summarizing their learnings and experiences. Depending on the program duration, Ambassadors are expected to produce at least 1 blog/vlog every 2 months. Upon submission, their blog articles will be reviewed by ISE Blog editors and, if needed, the Ambassadors will be expected to make necessary corrections. Editors will always be available to provide guidance and potential topics to explore.

Program Type Duration Min # of blogs / vlogs Scholarship Amount
Summer / Short Term 2 – 8 weeks 2 $150
High School 3 months 3 $450
5 months 4 $650
10 – 12 months 6 $1000


Scholarships are awarded at any time prior to the final program payment deadline.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities
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SYTA Youth Foundation – Road Scholarship

The Road Scholarship is financial aid granted to individuals or groups of 5 or more who have been nominated by a teacher or youth group leader and who meet criteria within 5 categories: Achievement, Need, Initiative/Involvement, Service/Citizenship, and Connection.

IvyPanda Video Scholarship

Each year IvyPanda awards creative and talented movie making students with scholarships. Applicant must record an original video on one of the following topics: Money-Managing Tips for Student, Socializing in College: Your Advice, How to Enhance Your Studying With the Use of Digital Age Tools.

FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Family Travel Forum (FTF) is offering scholarships to encourage teens to share travel experiences in words and images.

Family Travel Forum invites you to submit travel blogs that are serious, funny, or contemplative, as long as they are informative.

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Explore The World Travel Scholarship

HI USA thinks travel should be as much about making a difference in the world as it is about seeing it. That’s why they’ve created Explore the World Travel Scholarships. Recipients receive $2,000 to help finance their international trip that includes an educational or service component.


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