World Nomads is offering a scholarship oppertunity to be immersed into the tsunami devastated community of Sri Lanka, where the waters ripped through the coasts and left a trace of destruction and heart ache. The selected student will participate in the i-to-i volunteer project in the coastal village of Kosgoda and will stay with a local family for two weeks. This is a great opportunity to enter into the world of travel writing to write an edit your own feature article. Read below for more information about the scholarship from, World Nomads: Travel Scholarships. Hurry up, Applications close: May 25, 2008.
What you’ll be doing
* We’ll fly you in from your country of residence to Sri Lanka. You’ll need to be available between July 6th and July 19th 2008.
* Prior to leaving, you will be mentored by journalist Keith Austin to guide you in how to approach your story.
* In Sri Lanka, you will live amongst the local people of Kosgoda, volunteering to help restore their community whilst interviewing people and seeking out your story.
* You will need to keep a daily diary about your time on the trip and upload this to a World Nomads travel journal, including pictures you’ve taken.
* On your return you will receive further mentoring from Keith Austin to assist in editing togther your feature story. You will then submit your story to the Sydney Morning Herald for possible publication, and on the World Nomads websites within one month of your return.
* Most of all, you’ll be experiencing what it’s like to be a journalist in a remote location in one the most beautiful and friendly countries in the world!
Who can apply
* To be eligible you have to be currently enrolled and actively studying at a recognised educational tertiary institution and speak and write fluent english.
* Minimum age 18.
* You should be an exceptional writer with a lust for adventure, ambition to grow your journalism/writing skills and desire to help less fortunate communities in the world.
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