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Sabbatical Homes Helps College Scholars Innovate

Manhattan Beach, CA (November 2014) – Facilitating affordable academic travel for college students and scholars can lead to new innovations and better our world.

College is a place for students to ignite their passion for problem-solving, and during this time they are consistently making the world a better place through thoughtful observation, discovery, and application. Traveling is paramount to advancing this type of research and collaboration. But, with the cost of higher education on the rise and the average outstanding student loan balance over $20,000, many students feel they can’t afford to travel. is set on changing that … For the last 14 years, students have been able to afford to travel using This low-fee online home listing service gives academics a real connection with another member of their educational and professional community, facilitating comfortable peer-to-peer rentals worldwide. Plus it’s more affordable to rent or exchange an apartment over the summer than to leave it empty and rack up more debt by staying in a hotel abroad.

In addition to its mission to facilitate affordable academic travel, and in an effort to help more students get on the move, has created an educational travel scholarship opportunity of $1,500.

About The Educational Travel Scholarship Opportunity is pleased to announce an educational travel scholarship opportunity intended to help cover one month’s housing costs for a graduate or doctoral student traveling for educational purposes. will pay, on behalf of the awarded student, one month’s rent (up to $1,500) on an available listing offered on

This opportunity is designed for students who want to develop projects that will enhance their studies through an educational travel experience. We are looking for a project that propels the advancement of knowledge through compelling research and has an impact on society. The educational travel scholarship opportunity recipient will have a “spotlight” article written about her/him–highlighting her/his research and educational travel experience.

One (1) graduate or doctoral student will receive one month’s free rent* on an available listing offered on courtesy of to help cover the student’s housing costs while traveling.
*Up to $1,500. All other associated costs (airfare, textbooks, optional courses, or any other incidental expenses) to be incurred by the recipient.


  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral (e.g. PhD, DMA, MD, etc.) program at an accredited post-secondary institution, in good academic standing, and intending to travel for educational purposes.
  • Applicants must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of application.


  • All applications must be received by 11:59pm PST on March 31, 2015. No late applications will be reviewed.

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