Travel should be accessible for all, regardless of the cost. There are many scholarship and fundraising opportunities available, especially for cultural exchange programs. Take a look at the following links to help make your travel dreams a reality!
SYTA Youth Foundation Road Scholarship – Oct-Nov and Feb-March application periods for awards of up to $1,000. Must be nominated by teacher, educator, school official or trip leader. Groups can also be nominated for scholarships up to $5,000.
Costa Rican Coffee Sales– If you’d like to sell coffee to raise funds for your trip contact firstname.lastname@example.org for small orders (<50 bags) or contact Seroogy’s and ask about their Costa Rican coffee fundraising opportunities.
WAFLT Student Travel Scholarship (Wisconsin students only)– Opportunity to receive a $500 grant. Must be nominated by a WAFLT member teacher. Applications due Dec. 1st.
CRF Ambassador Program– If your school hosting a high school from Costa Rica you can sign up to become your school’s ambassador. The ambassador promotes the exchange and helps recruit host families to receive students during the winter exchange. Ambassadors are then eligible to receive up to $400 towards their program fee to exchange back to Costa Rica the following summer. Contact the organizing teacher at your school or email email@example.com for more info.
Fund My Travel– Similar to a gofundme page, however this caters especially to travel experiences. Set up your page on the Costa Rica Frika portal to promote your trip and request donations from friends and family.