Travel Grants

Travel is powerful: It shatters prejudices and opens individuals up to new cultures, ideas and ways of thinking. Travel is often a means to connect the right people and ideas necessary to enact social change. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of State.

Each year, we award approximately 50–75 travel grants through our Education and Culture program to chartered Partners chapters. The grants fund international travel for qualified adult professionals to visit another Partners chapter and work together on areas of mutual interest. In accordance with U.S. Department of State priority areas, we prioritize funding travel grants activities that:

  • People-to-people exchange and building mutual understanding between the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Projects that involve youth and marginalized groups
  • Strengthening the capacity of English teachers and English teaching institutions abroad
  • Explanding alumni networks​

Funds are available for activities outside these priority areas, but in limited quantities. Travel grants fund trips that include a minimum of 10 days of professional activities. Travel grants are no longer on a first come first served basis.​

Deadlines for receipt of travel grant applications and teacher in residence are: April 30, July 15 and September 15.  Travel dates must be 90 days after the application deadline. 

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* Please note: You will be re-directed to another website, managed by Partners.

  • 55 travel grants awarded in 2017