Greenheart Travel wants to help make travel accessible to everyone because we truly believe that when you study, teach or volunteer abroad, you embark on a journey that will significantly impact your global perspective! Each year Greenheart Travel provides scholarship grants to individuals who are “first-time travelers” and who have the desire for travel and cultural immersion. Our First Time Traveler Scholarships are available for our adult and high school programs and offer additional support and resources. Here are the 2023 winners! Congratulations!
My name is Stirling, I am 19 years old, and I live in London. I am currently taking a year out of school to work, travel and learn new things before I go off to university. I previously studied physics, maths and art for A Level (the school exams we take at 18 years old) and I’m going to study engineering in university. In my gap year I have been learning how to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL course), volunteering in a local school as well as working in a kitchen to earn money. I have lots of hobbies and passions, some of the things I enjoy are listening to music, drawing, writing, fencing, learning new things and reading. I am really looking forward to travelling abroad, this will be the first time that I have travelled by myself and lived away from home.
I am an enthusiastic pursuer of knowledge who is always looking for new experiences. Even though I do not play many video games, I enjoy hanging around my school’s gaming club to chat with my friends. I occasionally partake in community service at my town’s discount food warehouse. Lastly though, I love combat sports and martial arts, and attend classes around 18 hours a week. I also like creative writing/world building, and reading about history–especially World War I era aviation.
I am active in the Boy Scouts of America and recently earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. I am interested in computers and robotics. I enjoy playing musical instruments of all sorts, including the piano and guitar. I have recently begun taking tennis lessons. I also enjoy camping and the outdoors. I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy going to places like Disney World and the gym with my friends. I like to go to the beach and to be outside.
I enjoy many different things depending on how I’m feeling. I will paint when I’m feeling creative and mindful, I sketch when I’m feel like daydreaming, I play video games when I just want to relax, and I organize when I’m feeling a little too cluttered or need to clear my head. Art in all forms is a huge interest of mine, and I most enjoy the art of filmmaking, so I often find myself analyzing movies and tv shows to get a deeper understanding of the film’s message. The biggest things in my life that keep me happy are the people I surround myself with. I am a social creature, even if I don’t want to admit it at times, so I am at my happiest when the people around me are at their happiest.
Congratulations to our 2023 First Time Travelers! We look forward to sharing more about their travels in the coming months!
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