UCLA Travel Study 2024 Scholarships:

The UCLA International Education Office is pleased to provide scholarships to cover 50% of the program fee for students selected for the UCLA Travel Study scholarship! The scholarships are designed for students who want to engage with their program and highlight their experience to others through content creation during the program, and on-campus/virtual service hours during the following academic year. (Note: UCEAP is not UCLA Travel Study; these are two different program types.)

Application Period

January 5, 2024 March 1, 2024

Scholarship Guidelines

SummerTotal of up to 20 hours

Content creation:

  1. 10 social media photos with captions during the program
  2. Complete a testimonial form to be completed after program concludes
  3. Video project (professional quality); Pick one of the following:
  • Option 1: One 3-minute “trailer-style” video about your program designed for YouTube. Include interviews with faculty, 2-3 classmates, and footage from program and academic activities.
  • Option 2:  Three 1-minute videos for Instagram Reels.  Topics may include, “day in the life”, excursion highlights, showcase life abroad with Travel Study, and more.

Fall, Winter, SpringTotal of up to 30 hours (15 in fall, 10-12 in winter, 3-5 in spring)


  • Event Support (primarily in fall)
    • IEO tabling events, info sessions, large-scale presentations
  • Peer Advising/Tabling (fall or winter quarter with assigned shifts: 1-3 hours per week)
    • Staffing an “Ask” cart on campus
    • Virtual drop-in hours
  • Information Sessions
    • Typically in November and January (1-3 sessions pending program needs)
  • Flyering
  • Class Announcements
  • Special Outreach projects (up to 10 hours)
    • Creative project involving campus and community outreach
    • Independent (with IEO approval)—you can determine audience and timing of activities

These expectations are a guideline subject to change based on office needs. Students will be asked to track their service hours.

Policies and Expectations

The International Education Office scholarship will be awarded with the expectation that you complete your Travel Study program and the scholarship service requirements as outlined by the IEO staff in your signed contract. Student Ambassadors are required to complete a total of up to 50 service hours.

There will be quarterly check-ins with staff to monitor your progress and future project assignment.

Failure to adhere to the guidelines and project requirements of this scholarship can result in a hold being placed on their student records during the spring quarter. If a student fails to complete service hours by week seven, IEO retains the right to revoke a portion or the entire amount of the scholarship. In the event that the scholarship is revoked the student is responsible for paying the full fee associated with their program.


  • Up to 10 scholarships available
  • Actual award amounts will vary; students will receive 50% of the program fee for their confirmed program.


  • Applicants must be a UCLA continuing undergraduate student*, in good academic standing, and a participant in a UCLA Travel Study program;
  • Applicants must have confirmed participation in a Travel Study program with a $300 deposit or be currently wait-listed on a full program.

*Because the scholarship tasks include on campus service hours to be completed after your Travel Study program, all applicants must be on campus for the Fall 2024 term at minimum.

Application Instructions

  1. Login to ucla.academicworks.com
  2. Complete the General Scholarship Application
  3. Complete the additional Travel Study Scholarship-specific questions. Within the online application, you will also be asked to:
  • Provide supplemental information: please provide social media/design/visual samples of previous work you have done. For example, you can submit photos, videos, blogs, graphic design work, travel writing, websites you’ve designed, interviews you’ve conducted, etc. (digital submissions only).
  • Finalists will be invited for an interview. You will be asked to confirm your class schedule and availability if selected as a finalist.

*This scholarship is very competitive and selections are made after a full review by the IEO scholarship committee. Award announcements will be made mid-March. Please review further financial aid and scholarship options in addition to fund your program*.