Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply for a scholarship?
Applications will be open from June 1, 2019-September 1, 2019 for a spring 2020 program.
Can I apply as a college freshman
No. You can only apply as a college sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior,
How much is the application fee?
The application fee is just $25 and must be made at the time of applying. (Simply press the donate button and submit $25, please make sure you include your First and Last name so we can verify your donation)
Must I have a certain GPA to apply?
You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to apply. (cumulative)
Do I qualify for the Wander Abroad Scholarship?
-Do you already have a VALID US passport?
-Do you have less than a 2.5 cumulative GPA?
-Are you a college freshman?
-Do you have any felonies?
If you answered “NO” to ALL of these questions AND YOU ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A 2 OR 4 YEAR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, you are eligible to apply for the scholarship!
This scholarship says it covers international experiences up to 10 days, what can I do/learn in 10 days?
Great question! Alternative spring break trips (or short term abroad programs) are a great way for students to get their feet wet abroad for the first time. In 10 days you can TOUR PARIS AND PRACTICE FRENCH, you can spend time volunteering IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND, OR YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT COSTA RICA WHILE COOKING DINNER WITH A LOCAL HOST FAMILY.
How many students do you choose per year?
Each year the number of student scholarships will grow! In 2020, we aim to send 10 students abroad!
Do I have to attend a particular university?
No! If you are a student at any accredited college/university, you may apply!
Do I have to know what program I want to participate for at the time of applying?
Yes! Choose 1 of the 3 available options on the Short Term Study Abroad Options page.
*This list is subject to change each year*
Will I need my own spending money?
Yes! We cover the cost of your program (accommodations included) round-trip flight and travel insurance. You are responsible for food, souvenirs, etc.
I had a passport as a child, put it is expired, can i still apply?
Yes! As long as your passport expired before your 17th birthday you may still apply.
Will I be paired with other students accepted into the scholarship program?
Depending on your spring break dates, you can be paired with other accepted students.