Expat youth are in a unique position to experience different cultures and ways of living. Clements Worldwide, a leading provider of insurance solutions to expats and organizations operating globally, including international schools since 1947, is proud to announce the 10th anniversary edition of the Expat Youth Scholarship. Young people educated abroad have the ability to be the inter-cultural ambassadors of tomorrow whether they choose a career in business, humanitarian aid, or government. And with more conflict than ever before, these young people can play a huge role in bridging cultural gaps and encouraging peace.
The Expat Youth Scholarship offers students living outside of their home countries the opportunity to share their experiences and how they try to make an impact. The challenge for eligible expat youth is to submit any chosen visual representation (photo, video, drawing, etc.) answering the question: What piece of local community/culture has most impacted your life in such a way that you will always carry it with you, regardless of your geographic location?
The Expat Youth Scholarship uses social media platforms for both the submission and voting, engaging the expat community around the world. Expat students can apply by visiting the Expat Youth Scholarship Facebook to see eligibility requirements and submit their entry. Schools can download a poster to distribute to their students or hang up in hallways at https://www.clements.com/resources/expat-resources/expat-youth-scholarship under the Resources tab.
After the entry period the scholarship will go into the voting period. Family and friends are encouraged to participate by visiting the EYS Facebook page to view the entries and vote for their favorite. There will be two phases to help select the finalists and winners – a popular vote to select the finalists, and an internal judging process to determine the winners from the finalists. Winners will be announced May 23rd.
We’re looking forward to inspiring entries to see how the expat youth is already taking the world by storm!
The Association of International Schools in Africa is dedicated to serving its members throughout Africa during this challenging time. Please let us know if you require additional or specific information, resources and or support, and we will endeavour to assist you as soon as possible.