Program-Specific Scholarships

We are offering a limited number of $500 scholarships for the summer programs below. Follow the links to submit your scholarship application while there is still time!

Acting Intensive at Shakespeare’s Globe
Scholarships are available for actors interested in intensive study of Shakespeare in London with instructors from the Globe Theatre. This is a two-week program with a trip to Shakespeare’s birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon included. To read more and apply, go here.


Music Conservatory Summer Study in Athens
We are awarding scholarships for musicians to study their instrument(s) at a conservatory in Athens. You will engage in one-on-one lessons, small-group classes, and ensembles with a final recital at the end of the program. To read more and apply, go here.


Dance Internship in Barcelona
Are you a dancer interested in joining a studio in Barcelona this summer where you will train, assist in the classroom, and learn the ins and outs of how to run a studio in an international context? We’re giving out a limited number of scholarships! To read more and apply, go here.


Filmmaking and Acting for Film in Paris
Paris is the birthplace of cinema, and we’re awarding scholarships to students interested in developing their acting or filmmaking techniques there this summer. You’ll work with professionals from the film industry, build footage for your reel, and collaborate with fellow students to produce films on-site in Paris. To read more and apply, go here.


Musical Theatre Training in London for Teens
Train with London industry professionals and live in a 16th century castle. You’ll take classes in acting, singing, dance, stage combat, and puppetry, and workshop West End shows with current cast members. To read more and apply, go here.

Performing Arts Abroad Scholarship Database

Our staff maintains a database of over 50 scholarships that can be used by our participants on their programs. We update this database three times each year. It is presented in a Google Sheet that allows you to create filters and sort each column so you can find opportunities specific to you. Access the database here.



We partner with an online funding platform called FundMyTravel, which includes an Online Fundraising Toolkit, an Offline Fundraising Guide, automated reminders to help you keep your campaign page active and fresh, and personalized support from a team of technicians that will help you make your fundraiser a success.  Our participants have raised over $30,000 using this service!  We know that international travel is not cheap, and we’re excited to help you raise the support you need to make your program happen. Get started here.

LiveStream a performance

You are a performing artist. People pay to watch you perform. Why not host a benefit concert to raise money for your program? Even better if you can learn some content from your program’s destination to incorporate into the performance. We recommend live-streaming your event using a platform like Facebook Live or Instagram Live and including a link to your FundMyTravel page. Be sure to include a suggested donation and have a donation jar at the performance also, along with slips of paper with your FundMyTravel page URL. We’ve had participants raise thousands of dollars doing this.


Bring a Friend

Anytime someone writes your name in the “Referred from a Friend” field on their paid application, you and your friend each receive $100 off your program. You recruit 5 of your friends to join? That’s $500 off for you and $100 off for each of them!


We often have travelers combine programs for a multi-destination experience. For every program after the first one, we will take $500 off. For example, if you’re doing three weeks in our Circus Arts in Costa Rica program, then off to London to study Shakespeare at the Globe, and ending your experience with a month training in West African dance in Ghana, that’s $1,000 off!

Alum Discount

Many of our alums come back a year or more after their program ready for more! As a PAA alum, you receive an automatic $500 off any program on our website.


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