WorldStrides is dedicated to providing all students with the opportunity to expand their global exposure. To support this vision, we make over $2 million in funding available each year for students seeking educational travel opportunities. Through a partnership with the Foundation for International Education, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we will offer $500 in International Financial Assistance (IFA) for students registered for WorldStrides university programs in the current and subsequent calendar year.

Applications are distributed by our IFA Team. To receive your customized application, contact WorldStrides at 1-800-422-2368 or


The International Financial Assistance (IFA) application process is completely confidential. Please contact our IFA team if you meet the following conditions:

  • Currently enrolled at an accredited school of higher education
  • Financial need, as demonstrated by receiving  sources of financial aid totaling at least 50% of yearly tuition
  • Registered via WorldStrides’ online portal for a full service, international travel program operated by WorldStrides in the current or subsequent calendar year

To qualify, your travel departure date must be more than 90 days from the day we receive your completed application. You must complete and return the enclosed application and supporting documents within two weeks of receiving them.

You will need to complete and submit the following materials in your application for IFA:

  • Completed IFA Application and Student Statement
  • Supporting documents about your current level of annual financial aid (see application for details)



Only a limited number of aid dollars are available each year and are awarded based on eligibility and on a first-come, first-served basis per program. No more than two students per travel program will be awarded IFA aid; no more than four students per university will be awarded IFA aid in each fiscal year. IFA is subject to verification of financial need, the student remaining in good academic standing, and the student attending the program for which they are registered.. Domestic and limited service programs are not eligible. Final payment totals will be updated to reflect your scholarship either 60 days before departure or at your final payment deadline, whichever occurs first. WorldStrides reserves the right to suspend the program at any time. Students and parents are not entitled to any cash amount under any circumstances, including if the scholarship is not used.

For more information, contact WorldStrides  at 1-800-422-2368 or