About Our Funding
Here at You Travel & Teach, our mission is to offer international teaching experiences to better the world. Yet, we also believe that financial status should not dictate access to these opportunities. We are starting the You Travel & Teach Scholarship Fund to increase access and participation in international teaching experiences among individuals whose financial situation would not normally permit unpaid personal development opportunities. We believe so strongly in our mission that we are contributing 60% of our profits from last year to launch this effort.
Our funding is allocated first and foremost to applicants who are in a position of financial need. Then, each award is earmarked for a specific demographic with the intent of increasing the socioeconomic, racial and gender-identity diversity in our programs. In 2023, our goal is to launch our scholarship fund with $7,500 available for applicants by April 1st. Of this, we are looking to raise $6,500 through generous donor support. You Travel & Teach will provide the additional $1,000 directly, which represents 60% of our pre-tax profits from 2022.
It is not an exaggeration to say that the intangible benefits for our participants are immeasurable. International teaching has the power to change perspectives, and in a world as divided as ours is today, a changed perspective has the power to change lives. Not only will participants return as more confident, mature, capable versions of themselves, but they will also have expanded their world view. Furthermore, our participants will have contributed to the development of English language skills in Italy, bettered their Italian language and intercultural skills, and improved their ability as teachers. Don't just take our word for it, scroll down to see what our participants from last year had to say.
The Benefits of Our Program
“I grew fundamentally as a person and an educator through working with You Travel & Teach. Teaching students and generally living in such a different context to what I’m used to exposed me to a valuable perspective I never would have gained otherwise.”
Anthony Amorello, Participant 2022
What Previous Participants Have Said:
You Travel & Teach is a small, international exchange organization committed to bettering the world, one teaching experience at a time.Your contribution represents an opportunity that one of our scholarship applicants didn't previously have. Not only are you supporting grassroots change, but you too are bettering the world we all share, one opportunity at a time. Your financial support has the ability to make a long-term, fundamental difference in one of our participant's lives. Will you gift the power of a changed perspective?
Financial status should not dictate access to opportunity
Our scholarship awards are directed first and foremost at applicants who, due to financial limitation, would find participation in the program unattainable. Additionally, each award has a specific focus with an intent of increasing diversity in our program. Applicants are encouraged to apply for multiple awards if they match the award criteria, though there is a limit of one award per applicant.
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Thank you for considering supporting You Travel & Teach's scholarship fund with a financial contribution. Use the form to support our fund with a credit card donation, or alternatively use the yellow "Donate" button to proceed via PayPal. If donating with a credit card, consider adding an additional 3% to your donation to cover the cost of credit card processing. Please also note that at present, donations are not tax deductible. Thank you so much for your interest in supporting others on their travel and teaching journey!