Now accepting applications for the Spring and Summer semesters!

 We are now accepting applications for the Spring and Summer 2020 semesters! 

Submission deadline is Saturday, April 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT

Congratulations to our scholarship winners!

Michaela Bramwell



School: Elon University

Semester: Fall 2019

First Trip: Beijing, China

Why China?

I chose China is because every summer I work at a camp where many of my campers are new citizens of the U.S. They describe the beauty of their home country of China and how much they love the food, the people, the art, and the scenery. Also, being able to visit The Great Wall of China, the Beijing Olympic Venues, and a Giant Panda Breeding Center, combines so many of my personal interests!

Daysha Thomas


School: Liberty University

Semester: Fall 2019

First Trip: Florianopolis, Brazil

Why Brazil?

I chose  Brazil because I'm on a mission for Christ while also getting the chance to enjoy the opportunities and excursions awaiting me in Brazil. I want to make a positive impact in a community far different from my own and make connections that will last a lifetime. I also heard that Florianopolis is one of the friendliest cities in the world which only makes this study abroad trip more exciting!

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About Us

Who We Are


We are a team of global scholars and education professionals who understand the value an international experience brings to the lives of college students. Our team members are passionate advocates of international travel, world citizenship, and cultural exchange.

What We Do


First Trip awards scholarships to students at accredited colleges and universities throughout the United States. Funds are available for students traveling abroad for the first time to eligible destinations. Students may apply for awards via their institution's financial aid office or directly from our website.

Our Mission


First Trip seeks to alleviate financial and other inequitable barriers for college students to travel abroad for the first time. By doing so, we hope to not only make international travel more inclusive, but to inspire cultural awareness and global citizenship as well. 

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