World Nomads Announces 15th Year of Travel Scholarship Program

2024 Marks a Return to Thailand with three Content Creator Scholarships


Pinterest Beautiful Sunset over Golden Rice Fields in Thailand Photo © Getty Images / chain45154
  • Winners will be mentored by Travel Content Experts, NOMADasaurus
  • Submissions Accepted Through May 1
  • Thailand Trip Takes Place June 14 – 24, 2024

Oakland, CA (April 3, 2024) – World Nomads, a leading travel insurance provider, is thrilled to announce the launch of its Travel Content Creator Scholarship. This year, the program takes place in the vibrant landscapes of Thailand from June 14 to 24, 2024.

The scholarship offers an exclusive opportunity for three budding content creators to embark on a potentially career-changing journey. Under the mentorship of renowned travel content creators NOMADasaurus, participants will receive personalized guidance in Bangkok, Thailand, before embarking on a six-day solo expedition to various locations across the country. This immersive experience aims to kick-start their careers in content creation.

Previous scholarship recipients, including Jarryd Salem of NOMADasaurus, have achieved remarkable success. With half a million monthly readers on their travel blog and extensive features in esteemed media outlets such as National Geographic and BBC, Jarryd and his partner Alesha epitomize the potential of the scholarship program. Other alumni have gone on to contribute to prominent platforms like Lonely Planet and TruTravels and some, like Jarryd, are now paying it forward by mentoring others.

"This marks the second collaboration between NOMADasaurus and our scholarship winners, ensuring an unparalleled learning experience," said Christina Tunnah, General Manager of Marketing & Brands at World Nomads. “In today's saturated digital landscape, breaking through the noise and getting travel content noticed can be an uphill battle. By partnering with NOMADasaurus, our scholarship winners will have that competitive edge, learning from the best in the field."

Winners will also gain exposure through World Nomads' extensive social, email, and website channels, providing them with a platform to reach a vast global audience and unlock further opportunities.

 "The Travel Content Creator Scholarships by World Nomads are not just a gateway to new experiences; they are a catalyst for personal and professional growth,” said Jarryd Salem, Co-Founder of NOMADasaurus. “I’m thrilled to see this program continue to empower aspiring creators to share their stories with the world."

Since its inception in 2007, the scholarship program has attracted entries from over 100,000 travelers from 100 countries with over 50 winners being chosen. This year, three coveted scholarships are up for grabs, offering winners the chance to hone their skills in filmmaking, writing, photography, and the business acumen necessary to thrive in the creator economy.

Applications are open until May 1, and aspiring creators are encouraged to submit their best, public-facing travel content for consideration. Each winner will receive mentorship and prizes exceeding US $5,000, generously sponsored by partners such as GoPro, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Avani Hotels and Resorts, and Eagle Creek.

For more information and to apply, please visit

Don’t miss this chance to turn your travel dreams into reality and launch your content creation career with World Nomads!


Since 2002, World Nomads has been protecting, connecting and inspiring adventurous and independent travelers by offering specialized travel insurance and safety advice.

Our travel insurance products cover travelers from more than 100 countries. World Nomads focuses on what we believe is important to travelers: emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage cover, trip cancellation, trip delay and trip interruption costs. We offer cover for more than 150 adventure sports and activities, plus tech and gear. We believe travelers have the responsibility to give back, and through our Footprints program, customers can add a small donation to the price of their policy to help fund a community development project with one of World Nomads’ global nonprofit and charity partners.

We are part of a suite of global specialist travel insurers owned by nib Group, Australia’s third-largest provider of travel insurance and a leading global distributor of travel insurance through nib Travel.  nib Group also provides health and medical insurance to more than 1.6 million Australian and New Zealand residents and more than 200,000 international students and workers in Australia.

Editor’s Note: photos are available to download here:  Photo credit: World Nomads.

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Sarah Roman, Communications Manager