UCLA Summer Travel Study 2019 Scholarships:

The UCLA International Education Office is pleased to provide scholarships to cover full program fees for students selected for the Summer Travel Study scholarship! The scholarships are designed for students who want to engage with their program and highlight their experience abroad to others through content creation and on campus service hours. (Note: UCEAP is not Summer Travel Study; these are two different program types.)

Scholarship Guidelines and Expectations


Content creation (20 hours)

Pick two of the following – must be approved by staff prior to start of program

Photo Blog (45 photos with captions)

Written Blog (10-15 posts)

Program video

  • 2-5 minutes
  • Includes on site interviews with professor and classmates
  • Variety of academics, culture, daily life, excursions and activities
  • Professional quality (no cell phone footage)

6 Instagram posts minimum during program (6 posts = 30 minutes)

Fall Winter Spring

Event Support (4 hours)

Peer Advising/Tabling (4 hours)

Information Sessions (2 hours)

Clerical Support (10 hours)

Flyering (4 hours)

Class Announcements (1 hour)

(Total of 25 per quarter * 3 quarters = 75 hours)

These expectations are a guideline subject to change based on office needs.

Students will track their service hours within a GoogleDoc timesheet

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 100 service hours.

Check-ins with staff will take place at the end of the fall and winter quarter during a one-on-one meeting with IEO staff. The purpose of the check-in is to determine if the Student Ambassador is adhering to their service commitment.

Failure to demonstrate a commitment 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 the partial or full awarded amount. In the event that the scholarship is revoked the student is responsible for paying the full fee associated with their program.


  • Scholarships in the amount of the recipient’s full Summer Travel Study program fee. *

*The scholarship does not cover airfare, textbooks, optional courses not included in the program fee, and any other expenses not included in the official UCLA Travel Study program fee.



  • Applicants must be a UCLA continuing undergraduate student*, in good academic standing, and a participant in a Summer Travel Study program;
  • Applicants must have confirmed participation in a Travel Study program with a $300 deposit or be currently waitlisted 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 2019 term at minimum.


  • Application open date: January 25 – February 15, 2019
  • Applicants will be asked to come in for a short interview during one of the following time blocks: February 22, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or March 1, 2019, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Application Instructions

  1. You must be currently registered in a Travel Study program to access the online application form. If you are a waitlisted student, please contact the IEO for the full list of application questions. Waitlisted students will need to email application responses to info@ieo.ucla.edu.
  2. Complete the online scholarship application 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 that will support your proposal. 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).
  • Provide your class schedule and availability for potential interviews.
  1. Finalists will be invited for an interview during Winter Quarter. You will be asked to confirm your class schedule and availability.

*The scholarship is very competitive and selections are made after a full review by the IEO scholarship committee. Please review further financial aid and scholarship options in addition to fund your program. If you are selected for the scholarship, the IEO Scholarship Committee will discuss the details of your proposal and will outline the minimum expectations required based on your individual project.