OUR PARTICIPANTS

We are committed to making international travel and global learning inclusive, accessible and affordable. We believe that engaging in critical thinking and human rights work should not be limited to an elite few, rather pursued by all who possess the passion and commitment to learn, grow and build community. We are challenging stereotypes and diversifying the industry by providing university-level academic content, international experience and professional development to people from all backgrounds. We believe that everyone has something to learn and something to contribute to the world. Whether you are a babysitter or a retired teacher, an auto mechanic or majoring in mechanical engineering, a parent or a part-time student, our program is for you!*

23% of our participants
are over the age of 30

By Age

23%

age 30-59

77%

age 18-29

50

40

30

20

10

0

By Funding Status

53% of our participants
receive financial assistance

Received outside funding & scholarships

No outside funding
or scholarships

53%

47%

By Ethnicity & Race

Black/African/Caribbean

26.7%

White/European

33.3%

Central Asian

Jewish

More than one race/Biracial

26.7%

6.6%

6.6%

According to self-reported admitted student profiles

By Major & Area of Study

Africana Studies
Astrophysics

Anthropology

Art History

Biology

Biological Sciences
Business Management

Communications 

Computer Science
Economics
Education

East Asian Studies
Journalism & Media
Linguistics

Music

Mechanical Engineering

Neuroscience

Philosophy
Politics
Pre-Med

Psychology

Public Health

Statistics
Speech Pathology

of our participants rate us 5 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction with our summer program!

96%

By Satisfaction Rating

*S.S.S. applicants must be over the age of 18 and are subjected to a safety screening which includes a federal background check.

Data collected from 2017 & 2018 SSSA Exit Survey, funding assistance requests, completed applications and admitted
student profiles which include self-reporting for social identity categories.

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