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641 S St NW Suite 200

1.800.833.6243

admissions@yfu.org

Chevron Culture and Travel Program

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Chevron Culture and Travel Program

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Eligible Countries

Argentina, Germany, Greece, Italy,Japan

Please refer to individual country pages for program duration and departure times.

Programs

Summer

Deadline

7-Jan

Culture and Travel Tuition Award

Full tuition award

Eligibility

At least one parent of applicant must be on the payroll of Chevron at the time students are selected for the award in April. Previous recipients are not eligible.

Age Requirements

Applicants must meet the age requirements defined on individual country pages.

Complete Application Includes

  • Complete Online Application

  • 1 Teacher Recommendation

  • Host Family Letter

  • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions

  • Application Fee (non-refundable)

  • Health Certificate

  • Parent-student agreement

  • 5 Candid photos

  • 1 Passport size photo

Application Fees

$75 (student contribution is $40 and Chevron pays the balance). The application fee is non-refundable; please make check payable to YFU.

Culture and Travel Tuition Award Covers:

  • Round-trip international travel

  • Round-trip domestic travel

  • Placement with a carefully selected host family

  • Regional orientation for scholarship recipients and parents

  • Preparatory materials

  • Support services in host country

  • Three-day Japan specific orientation at the beginning of the program (if going to Japan)

  • Comprehensive Insurance

Scholarship Recipients are Responsible for

  • Passport

  • Visa fees (if necessary)

  • Any excess luggage tariffs

  • Required overseas medical insurance (many insurance policies will cover students while traveling abroad)

  • Personal spending money

  • Upon returning home, participants are expected to complete at least one presentation in their school or community to share their experiences, teach others about the culture in their host country, and encourage other students to participate in foreign exchange.

  • Within one month of returning home, the student must provide a report and photos detailing their exchange experience to Chevron.

Notes

  • All applicants will be notified of their status (via email) in April.

  • Scholarship programs are subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

PLEASE KEEP A COPY OF THIS PAGE AND YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS FOR YOUR REFERENCE.

All participants are required to travel on the YFU group travel dates, and to complete the entire program. For more information regarding YFU and the selection process call 1.800.TEENAGE or refer to the Scholarships Overview section of this web site.