The Problem

Currently there are no publicly accessible, credit-bearing, and scalable ways for low-income students to study abroad.

Our Solution

We are seeking to build the largest national network of publicly funded, credit-bearing, study abroad high schools. 

Thrival Indy Academy

Learn more about the work of our partners in Indianapolis and their Thrival school.

  • The more young people get the opportunity to travel the world, live in other cultures and learn new languages, the more they will begin to understand our shared ideals and the shared opportunities to keep moving this world forward.

    First Lady Michelle Obama

  • The benefits of study abroad are almost endless. First of all, it’s going to make you much more marketable here in the United States, because more and more companies are realizing that they need people with experiences around the world, who can speak different languages, who can transition easily into other cultures and people who bring to their jobs a sensibility and a sensitivity for other people.

    First Lady Michelle Obama

  • The 21st century isn’t coming, it’s already here. And our students have the opportunity and challenge of living and working in a diverse and rapidly changing world. Public schools must prepare our young people to understand and address global issues, and educators must re-examine their teaching strategies and curriculum so that all students can thrive in this global and interdependent society.

    NEA President Dennis Van Roekel

  • I just think we can’t do enough of this [student exchanges]…And when you get young children traveling internationally, I think they come back different people. And you can’t put a price tag — you can’t put a value on that.

    Arne Duncan

    U.S. Secretary of Education

  • Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure… Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends.

    Maya Angelou