Learning AFAR provides experiential travel scholarships to low-income youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to explore the world.
Students spend six months studying Chinese culture, global issues, service and leadership before embarking on an international expedition. Since 2010, Learning AFAR and No Barriers Youth have supported 271 students. Students return home with confidence and a sense of personal responsibility that shifts their perceptions and helps empower their communities.
Imagine the world where countless youths have opportunities to open their eyes to the world and their place within it. We believe the best way to do this is to build a network of partners who are passionate about that goal.
In August of 2013, Chinatour.com partnered with Learning AFAR and No Barriers Youth to promote cultural exchange to low-income, high-achieving students from schools across the US. These students interact with local Chinese youth through a variety of cultural activities, including learning Tai Chi and calligraphy from local instructors, strolling through the Forbidden City, and learning responsible tourism and travel skills, all while becoming immersed in the rich history and culture of China.
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2014: Coliseum College Prep Academy (Oakland, CA)
2015; James A Foshay Learning Center (Los Angeles, CA)
2016: Frederick Douglass Academy (New York, NY)