University Academy Foundation provides scholarships to University Academy Sophomores and Juniors who participate in summer travel experiences through our exceptional program partners. At the end of each summer we collect these stories and publish a journal for our travelers, their families, and the generous donors that make these life-changing adventures possible.

Check out the stories from last summer


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Upper School Summer Travel Program by the Numbers
The year the first study abroad student graduated & the first UA graduating class
The number of students that have been awarded study abroad scholarships
The average cost of one Study Abroad Scholarship


Step 1: Review the information and application packet and confirm eligibility 

Step 2: Research your program options and apply to your preferred program and top 5 destinations

Step 3: Complete and submit your UA Foundation Scholarship Application and Conditions of Participation 

Step 4: Pay $300 Deposit

Step 5: Keep an eye on your email for follow-up communications 

Study Abroad Brochure



Upper School Summer Travel Partners

Upper School Study Abroad

The Experiment in International Living (lovingly referred to as EIL) has empowered young people for over 90 years to experience the world, and develop the skills they need to be global citizens.

The Experiment’s educational approach is immersive, experiential, and student-centered. They believe in fostering young people’s natural curiosity and sense of adventure and preparing them to explore, value, and understand different perspectives. The EIL learning model is a rich process through which knowledge is cultivated not simply from experiences but also by reflecting on those experiences and extracting lessons learned. The Experiment’s group leaders are trained to facilitate this reflective learning process throughout our programs.

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school. Set in beautiful remote wilderness areas NOLS training helps students discover their full potential. 

A NOLS course is an immersive expedition where you will spend time exploring remote, wild places with a tight-knit community of students and instructors. Find adventure and perspective. Develop lifelong leadership skills as you dive into our time-tested curriculum. Build courage and competence under the guidance of the best instructors in the industry. 

Student Diplomacy Corps (SDC for short) creates opportunities for students across the nation to access dynamic summer study away programs that build college readiness, deepen empathy and unleash the potential of every student.  

SD Corps Values

Commitment to students

Original cross-cultural education programs

Readiness and preparation for the future

Partnerships with leading educational institutions and global non-profits

Safety and health is our top priority

Student Diplomacy Experimental College (or as we call it, SDX-Co) is a domestic program hosted by Student Diplomacy Corps. Students earn three college credits while experiencing life on a college campus. Learning, fun, and friendship meld into an incredible experience that helps prepare students for college life, international adventures, and more.