Investing in your future

Affording a Semester

The impact of attending an immersive, high-value Traveling School program extends beyond the semester and builds future changemakers.  We believe any motivated young woman – regardless of her family’s financial standing – should have the opportunity to amplify her voice and develop her confidence. That’s why we offer need-based scholarships to help applicants achieve a Traveling School semester. 

in Scholarship Awards Distributed


2022-2023 Semester Tuition


Enrollment Deposit (returned if unused)


Recommended semester spending money


Additional expenses (plane ticket, gear, passport)* 

$500 – $1000

*Additional expenses vary by semester location. Rental gear is available. Contact The Traveling School for further information.

54% of student body receives Need-Based Scholarships

Help make your semester a reality with a Personal Savings Plan

Tuition Payment Plans available to all families

Need-Based Scholarships

The Traveling School works with FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment to process scholarship applications so we can make accurate award decisions based on your family’s financial need. The Traveling School is solely responsible for determining the final scholarship award; the analysis completed by FACTS Grant & Aid Assessment serves as a recommendation only.

Read our FACTS Application Guide to learn how to open an application. 

    • Scholarship Applications are due by February 15, 2022
    • There is a non-refundable $35 fee to open an application with FACTS
    • Scholarships can only be used for tuition (not additional expenses)
    • Students of families applying for scholarships are required to submit a Personal Savings Plan by February 15, 2022

Personal Savings Plan

The Traveling School highly recommends that all applicants create a Personal Savings Plan to demonstrate intention, dedication and participation in preparing for the financial investment of a semester. Use the resources below to create a personalized roadmap to your Traveling School experience.

Tuition Payment Plans

The Traveling School works with FACTS Tuition Management to provide flexible payment options to all families. With FACTS online tuition management, families can make tuition payments over the course of a semester. Enrollment in a tuition payment plan happens after a student has been accepted in a Traveling School semester and before the semester start date.

Gear Fleet

The Traveling School can also help students obtain select gear and supplies on a case-by-case basis. Please email us at info@travelingschool.com for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

If my parents are divorced, who should fill out the FACTS application?

If parents are divorced, both parents must complete a FACTS application.

How many students receive a scholarship?

Between 40%-60% of students each year receive a need-based scholarship. As of 2019, over $1 million in scholarship awards have been distributed.

How much scholarship funding will I receive?

Scholarship awards range from $2,000 – $21,500 depending on need and availability.

Are there payment plans available for managing tuition payments?

Payment plans for tuition are available for all families. Payments are made through FACTS Tuition Management. Payments through this platform can be made from bank accounts or credit cards and are ONLY for tuition payments. Deposits and fees must be paid directly to The Traveling School by check.

How is The Traveling School’s scholarship program funded?

Our Need-Based Scholarship fund is supported by generous donors as well as grants from foundations. If you are interested in making a semester possible by donating to our scholarship fund, please contact us at info@travelingschool.com.

Affording a Semester

The most important thing to understand about The Traveling School is that it is not a finite experience. The lessons you learn while abroad will follow you for the rest of your life.

Traveling School Alumna