I just came across this and thought would share wit you all who have always wanted to travel and make a difference in a place where every bit helps. Travelocity awards $5000 grants to individuals/groups who would like to travel on any of their signature trips (Brazil, Tanzania, Peru etc). All you need to do is make a video telling why you want to go on that specific trip and what inspired you to apply for the grant. So the catch here is that you should already have done your research about where you want to go and what kind of work you want to do. But say for example, the Brazil trip through Cross-cultural solutions(one of travelocities not-for-profit partners) is in Salvador and you have the option of chosing between an educational/medical etc internship. Also, some programs will have a minimum time requirement such as the Tanzania one has a 3 week minimum-commitment required by CCS and is quite expensice ($3000 plus for just the program). Then there are also some short and sweet programs which I call ” bursts of culture” because they are long enough for you to JUST pick up the language and right when you are blending in, you find yourself at the departure gates at the airport. I did one of these one week exchanges in 2009 to Morocco, and while I loved every second there, I am deserately planning my next visit to Morroco because it just was not enough time! So, my recommendation is, do something longer if you want to a) go somewhere and b) if you get this award!
So heres the link. Now go record!