I’m a big supporter of using travel as an educational experience. However for many kids, it’s a luxury they can’t afford. Working together we can change that.
I don’t know about you, but when I first traveled overseas, my world changed forever. Travel exposes you to different ideas, cultures, languages, people, and experiences that shape you for the rest of your life.
When a student goes to college, there are many study abroad opportunities available to them. But what if that student is still in high school? Or never plans to attend college?
Imagine what traveling overseas would teach a kid who’s world may only be as big as the local neighborhood. Suddenly that world isn’t so small anymore. In fact, it’s massive. It’s scary. It’s exciting.
International travel is an eye-opening experience.
Helping Youth See The World
Today’s education system provides very little in the way of global education, and many struggling schools and teachers in underserved communities have little or no opportunity to offer their students access to resources that can provide any type of experiential international education.
My friend Matt Kepnes, author of the New York Times best-selling book How To Travel The World On $50 A Day, has embarked on a new project to help make world travel a reality for kids by funding educational overseas school trips for underprivileged students.
The Foundation for Leadership and Youth Travel Education (FLYTE) is a nonprofit providing funding, teacher support, and itinerary and trip planning for high school students in underserved schools to travel and expand their cultural, academic, and social horizons.
None of this is possible without donations from people like you and me. Your support allows them to purchase airfare, meals, and cover academic costs — creating an invaluable opportunity to expand their global knowledge.
I’ve sent in my donation. If you’re passionate about travel and education, please consider making your own! They have some cool gifts available for those who contribute, like a copy of Matt’s best selling handbook that teaches anyone how to travel on a budget.
Learn about budget travel AND help kids see the world at the same time! ★
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