In order to help financially needy Americans travel abroad, My Travel Bug, Inc. awards a number of Fellowships each year. Prospective Fellows submit an application and are judged on educational merit, originality and writing quality. Winning Fellows are awarded money for self-designed trips overseas of 1, 2 or 3 months. Winning Fellows are required to write travelogues and take photographs of their travels, to be published online.
All U.S. citizens over the age of 16. Require that you be healthy, financially needing, intellectually curious and have a valid U.S. passport. The application process requires: A personal information form including name, address, email and phone; A written itinerary and budget including planned activities while traveling; Three essays around 1,000 words. Agreement to write two (2) travelogues and take four (4) photographs for each month abroad.