Before he sets out, the traveler must possess fixed interests and facilities to be served by travel.
-George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

Last updated May 2011

About the Fellowship Program

In order to help financially needy Americans travel abroad, My Travel Bug, Inc. awards a number of Fellowships. Prospective Fellows submit an application and are judged on educational merit, originality and writing quality.

Winning Fellows are awarded money for self-designed trips overseas of 1, 2 or 3 months. Winning Fellows are required to write travelogues and take photographs of their travels, to be published online at

You get to travel, we get to read about it.

About the application

The application for our Fellowship program involves:

  • A short budget and itinerary
  • Three written essays
    • Mandatory- "Why I want to go on this trip"
    • Topic 1- To be determined
    • Topic 2- To be determined
  • A small administrative fee to weed out the less serious candidates

You will have the opportunity to apply online or mail a paper version. Want to know when the next round of Fellowships is being offered? Join our newsletter by emailing: mytravelbug at topica dot com

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At this time the Fellowship Program is suspended while we do some fundraising and design the next application. We hope to offer a new round in Fall/Winter 2011. Stay tuned!