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Adventure Learning Grant

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The Adventure Learning Grant is a $20,000 stipend awarded annually to 3 Fairhaven students so that they may travel abroad independently to enrich their education with intellectual risk, challenge, and adventure.

NOTE ON COVID19: These are unique times. We are planning to continue with the ALG recruitment and selection process in the 2020/2021 academic year despite our inability to know whether international travel will be allowed for the next round of ALG awardees. We ask that you think about the uncertainty of our future travel options when preparing and applying - in case this level of uncertainty precludes you from applying.

We have a canvas page to share important information with ALG applicants, click on this link to join: ALG Canvas Page


The purpose of the Adventure Learning Grant is to challenge students perspectives, enrich their education, expose them to intellectual risk, and help embody challenge and adventure as integral to a Fairhaven education. The grants will enable Fairhaven students to have extended experiences with cultures outside of the United States and to integrate those experiences into Fairhaven College.


Applicants must have completed at least two quarters at Fairhaven, must have their concentration filed or major declared prior to departure, and must be committed to returning to Fairhaven for three quarters following the 10 month period of the Adventure Learning Grant.

Selection Criteria

  • Creativity and ingenuity of proposed project
  • Likelihood that proposed experience will challenge student's perspectives
  • Extent to which culture(s) the student will experience differs from that of the United States.
  • Student's commitment to integrating the Adventure Learning experience into the Fairhaven community.
  • Probability that student will make full use of opportunities provided by the Adventure Learning Grant.
  • Student's awareness of the importance of learning respectfully from the people and culture(s) visited.

Expectations of Grant Recipients

  • Use the two quarters prior to the Adventure Learning Grant experience to prepare to take full advantage of the opportunities provided by the grant.
  • Pursue the proposed project with curiosity and enthusiasm, making changes in consultation with advisor and ALG Coordinator to take advantage of new opportunities.
  • Participate in a program of regular communication with Fairhaven College so that other students can share in and learn from your experiences and insights.
  • Submit final report of activities and financial accounting within 30 days of return.
  • Return to Fairhaven for a minimum of three academic quarters and conduct a program (lectures, slideshow, performances, teaching a class, etc.) to share experience in depth with other students.
  • Conduct oneself in a responsible manner and avoid all illegal activities during the grant period.

Information & Application

ALG Information Sessions Fall 2020

There will be 2 more ALG info sessions this Fall 2020 on Oct 27 at 10am and Nov 13 at 3:30pm.
Contact Hilary Schwandt at for the meeting links.

Deadlines - 2020/2021

  • Spring through December 2020: Preparation of applications; attend information and orientation sessions; solicitation of letters of recommendation
  • January 5, 2021 Applications due


Click here for the application form.

2019-2020 ALG Students

Emma Owens A Country Divided: Examining Education in India 2019-2020

Gus Wimberger Foreign Aid: A Grounded Understanding of Non-profit Work in Bolivia

2018-2019 ALG Students

Sequoia Pullella-Barca: Colombia, Ecuador, and beyond.  2018-2019       

Past ALG Recipients


Ayurvedic Medicine in India and Nepal