2012 Expat Youth Scholarship
Living abroad for an extended period of time can be a challenge for anyone. Especially if you’re in high school, your friends are so important to you. The Expat Youth Scholarship (EYS) contest is sponsored by Clements Worldwide, a provider of international insurance.
Clemnts want you to write about a calculated risk that you have taken while living in another country. They say: “Adapting to a new culture can be a challenging experience, but it can also be a catalyst for new and enriching opportunities. Living abroad can help you learn a new language, take on a new challenge, volunteer for a great cause, and so much more. Being an expat can open your eyes to things you never thought to try.”
To participate and have a chance at winning a scholarship, eligible contestants should:
- Go to Facebook.com/expatyouth and “Like” the page
- Write an essay (300-word minimum, 400- maximum) in English that describes a calculated risk you may have taken when living abroad; how you planned for it and took necessary precautions, and how calculated risk paid off for you and perhaps even positively impacted your expatriate experience.
- Also required for the submission is an accompanying original photograph taken by you that captures and/or encapsulates the essence of that calculated risk: how you prepared yourself for it; the precautions you took to face it, how you protected yourself during that experience, what this experience has enabled you to do, etc.
- Essay: Originality, style and memorable, uniquely personal features. Clarity, structure, and impact of the essay.
- Photograph: The degree to which your photograph captures the risk describes in the essay. Artistic quality and image composition.
You must have lived outside your home country (country of passport). If you have more than one passport, your home country is the country that issued you your first passport.