Frequently Asked Questions
When can I apply for a scholarship?
Applications will be open from April 1, 2020-August 1, 2020 for a 2021 spring break scholarship/study abroad experience.
Can I apply as a college freshman
Sorry. You can only apply as a college sophomore, junior, or non-graduating senior. (you must be 18 years or older)
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 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 covers a spring break study abroad experience, what can I expect to do/learn in 7-10 days?
Great question! Alternative spring break trips (or short term abroad programs) are a great way for students to have a global/cultural experience. our programs include comprehensive learning tools where students have the chance to dive into the culture through various activities.
How many students do you choose per year?
Each year the number of student scholarships will increase! In 2021, we aim to send 8 students abroad!
Do I have to attend a particular university?
No! If you are a student at any accredited 2 or 4 year college/university, you may apply!
I am not applying for a scholarship, can i still apply to be apart of the cohort?
Yes! You may apply to be apart of our cohort and study abroad with us spring break 2021. Please notate on your application that you are applying for the program but NOT the scholarship. You will still have to interview for a spot on the trip.
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 18th birthday you may still apply.
Will I be traveling alone or with a group? Will there be a chaperone?
You will be traveling with a group of accepted students from other schools and program coordinators from Wander Abroad.