From April 30 to May 5, 2013, the IGLTA Foundation welcomed the recipients of its first Building Bridges Scholarships, a diverse group whose members hail from five different countries in South America, Africa, and North America. Each received an all-expenses-paid trip to the convention, where they had the opportunity to meet and network with other travel industry professionals from around the world, attend seminars and educational sessions as well as participate in volunteer activities hosted by the Foundation.
The following videos offer their impressions of the scholarship experience.
The scholarship recipients explain why attending the IGLTA Convention is so important to them:
Participants toured Chicago's groundbreaking LGBT community center, the Center on Halsted, and paid a visit to the Willis Tower.
Scholarship recipients discuss their experience during the IGLTA Convention, and what they've learned:
Volunteer Day & Post Convention
The group discusses what it means to volunteer, and elaborate on their future plans.
Special thanks to Warren Brown for editing the scholarship videos.