Travel Fellowship Contest

"Where in the World is Harvard?"

Submissions are now closed. 

Winners will be notified in December 2017.



1st Prize:       Fully-Funded Summer International Travel Fellowship*

2nd Prize:      $250 of gift certificates to Harvard Sq restaurants and the Coop

3rd Prize:       $50 JP Licks gift card

*Read "The Fine Print" below


Graduate students:

1st Prize:       $2000 Summer Travel Fellowship*

2nd Prize:      $250 of gift certificates to Harvard Sq restaurants and the Coop

3rd Prize:      $50 JP Licks gift card

*Read "The Fine Print" below



Tell us where the contest photos, indicated by the Worldwide Week logo, were taken



1 point per photo --- For the country

2 points per photo --- For country and city

5 points per photo --- For country, city, and the most detailed description. Find inspiration from these examples!

Double points --- For each submission that includes a selfie of you next to the relevant photo

Triple points --- For photos 6 and 10 if they include of you next to the contest photo



  • Lamont Library (lobby), 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge (Sun 9 - Fri 10 24 hrs, Sat 9-10)
  • Semitic Museum (lobby, wall opposite stairs), 6 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge (M-F 8:30-6, Sun 11-4)
  • Northwest Building (lobby), 52 Oxford Street, Cambridge (M-F 6-10)
  • Gutman Library (lobby), 6 Appian Way, Cambridge (M-Th 8-11, F 8-7, Sat 9-7, Sun 12-9)
  • Harvard i-Lab (lobby), 125 Western Avenue, Allston (7-9, 7 days)
  • FXB Building (lobby), 651 Huntington Avenue, Boston (24/7) 



Complete the form at



Responses must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on November 1, 2017.



  1. Eligibility: Open to all currently-enrolled Harvard College students and all students enrolled in a degree-granting master's or doctoral program at Harvard.  Contest open to individual entrants only; no "team" submissions.

  2. In the event of a tie, the winner(s) will be selected from among those tied by a random drawing.

  3. Travel may be inside or outside the United States.

  4. Rules for travel fellowship for Harvard College students:

          a. Travel must be for 8 weeks or more, and to a single location.

          b. Travel must be for one of the following purposes:

                 i. Study abroad – Must be on a program approved by Harvard

                ii. Research assistantship – Must be lab-based, and under the direction of a professor or professional research scientist. Independent research cannot be supported.

               iii. Internship – Must be either:

                              1) Harvard-organized internship (example: DRCLAS summer internship program), or

                              2) With an independent organization. Winner must have letter of invitation from the host organization.

               iv. Public service – Must include letter of invitation from host organization or program and involve work that:

                              1) Helps people meet their needs for food, shelter, and/or health, or

                              2) Improves educational and/or employment opportunities, or

                              3) Educates people about their legal and/or civil rights, or

                              4) Protects the environment and/or wildlife, or

                              5) Otherwise supports the general welfare.

         c. Domestic travel limited to $4000.

         d. All travel must follow the Harvard College International Travel Policy and students must complete all relevant forms, including a Health Clearance Form, before travel.

         e. Note that the winner of the travel fellowship will have until early February to arrange details of their international or domestic experience and that advisers at the Office of Career Services (OCS) will be happy to assist with planning.  Winner may be asked to submit a written travel plan for review by the OCS and/or the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

   5. Rules for travel fellowship for graduate and professional students:

           a. Travel must be for study, research, internship, work, or service.  Before claiming prize, winner must submit a detailed travel plan to the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, including invitation letters from any host organizations, if relevant. 

           b. Travel must follow the Graduate and Professional Student International Travel Policy

   6. Interpretation of rules rests with the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs.

NOTE that there is a small chance that prizes may have tax implications, depending on the winners' individual tax situations.


With questions, please contact

Sponsored by the Office of International Education and Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs