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Pacific Discovery is delighted to open applications for our Gap Year Scholarship and Grants for 2021.

Our undergraduate scholarship and grants offer deserving students aged 17 – 24 the chance to utilise more than $200,000 in financial aid towards gap year programs offered by our organisation. These funds are available for students seeking both summer and semester intakes in 2021.

We think all students deserve the chance to enjoy the benefits of experiential travel. To challenge themselves in a supportive small group environment, develop empathy for other cultures; further their understanding of international issues; heighten appreciation for the earth’s wild places; and discovering their own passion and purpose. These things may sound like luxuries for some, but they really are crucial experiences for young people who are faced with the stressful crossroads of finishing college, deciding on further study or what they want to prioritise in their life.

We sincerely hope these grants help some people get this once in a lifetime chance to explore and enjoy our amazing world.

We are looking for enthusiastic and deserving candidates for the following opportunities:

2021 Gap Year Scholarship
Full tuition scholarship for a Gap Year Semester in one of our inspiring program locations: Central America, South America, Nepal & Tibet, or Southeast Asia. Course credits available if required*. This scholarship will go to someone wanting to further their education by learning first-hand about global challenges such as climate change, sustainability, humanitarian issues, and increasing understanding across different cultures around the world.

2021 Global Study Grants
Multiple grants available, each up to US$7,000
We are also offering a number of Global Study Grants, which will be given to students showing perseverance and an understanding of the impact global travel could have on their life. The Grants will offer a chance to join one of our Semester or Summer Programs as detailed above. Course credits available for these places if required*.

You can learn more about these programs and what they include here.

Applications close 31st March 2020, so don’t miss out!


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Who is Pacific Discovery?

Since its inception in 2001, Pacific Discovery has taken more than 2,000 students and many faculty-led groups on our experiential journeys. We value our incredible team of experienced, qualified and passionate Program Instructors. We have an excellent safety record, comprehensive safety management systems and a database of alumni, parents, advisers and faculty, who are happy to be contacted by you, to discuss their experience.

Pacific Discovery has undergone independent safety accreditations with Gap Year Association (USA), Year Out Group (UK), and OutdoorsMark (NZ).


* A payment of US$1,700 is required to register for course credits through us. This payment goes to the University we partner with for administration fees.