ZIS Foundation Travel Grants for Young People Worldwide
If you want to travel in 2020, apply by 15 February 2020!
zis scholarships are open to young people of all nationalities. It doesn’t matter if you’re still at school, doing an apprenticeship, studying or taking a gap year. The age limit is 21, so you can’t have turned 21 by the time you start your journey. You don’t need to have any specific prior knowledge or experiences abroad to participate.
About 30 volunteer mentors from various professions work for the zis Foundation. Most of them have gone on a zis journey themselves. If your application is successful, your future mentor will personally contact you and help you with your travel preparations. Even after your journey they will be there to support you with the development of your project report. All reports are read by at least three mentors.
Before the journey…
If your application is shortlisted, you will no longer be on your own in the further preparation of your trip. You will be supported and personally mentored by a person who has extensive experience with zis journeys. They will give you tips, answer your questions and, ultimately, approve your scholarship as soon as your plans have matured.
During the journey...
As soon as you‘ve started your journey, you’ll have to stand on your own two feet. You’ll organise your time, manage your expenses and find your contacts. Your topic will be your key to the country and its people. You will gather impressions and experiences and visit people who have something to say about your topic. You'll see how it's possible to immerse yourself in the culture of your host country in only 4 weeks. Your travel diary, in which you’ll capture your daily impressions, will be your constant companion.
After the journey...
After your return, you‘ll have three months to summarise your impressions and experiences in a project report, a piece of art or craft or alternative documentation. You should report on what you discovered about your topic on the journey, and how the trip changed your perspective and views. You can be creative and illustrate your topic with pictures or other material. Producing an artistic piece of work is another great way of capturing your experiences and questions surrounding your journey topic.
The foundation will give 600 euros totally independent of their academic achievement, their parents or nationality.