World Nomads Offers Career-changing Bootcamp for Content Creators

This new scholarship will offer four winners an opportunity to sharpen their skills and gain the business savvy it takes to succeed in the creator economy.


Professional content creators NOMADasaurus taking a selfie on a kayak in Antarctica. Photo © NOMADasaurus

New York, NY - World Nomads has partnered with NOMADasaurus, Sony, and RØDE microphones to offer budding content creators the chance to win one of four Travel Content Creator Scholarships.

The new global scholarship will give content makers the opportunity, on a global platform, to show their best content. The four scholarship program winners will learn how to sharpen their skills and gain experience and access to opportunities with World Nomads and beyond.

The scholarship, open until October 16, offers one-on-one mentoring from top travel-content creators NOMADasaurus, professional-standard gear from Sony and RØDE microphones, and US $2500 in trip funding to create content on assignment for World Nomads.

“World Nomads is delighted to support the next generation of content makers – people with a passion for travel, filmmaking, writing, and photography,” said Christina Tunnah, general manager of marketing and brands, World Nomads. “Our scholarship program has been running for 16 years. It reflects the World Nomads community and its drive for capturing the great narratives and stories of the host communities in which they travel.”

Past scholarship winners have moved on to major careers in travel content, including Australia’s NOMADasaurus, winners of the 2014 Travel Writing scholarship.

“I’m often asked what was the turning point for us to go from amateur travel bloggers to professionals,” said Jarryd Salem, (Co-founder, CEO). “I can confidently say that it started one evening in Pai, by putting together an entry for the World Nomads Travel Writing Scholarship.

“As I look back on the growth and success of NOMADasaurus and our personal brands, I hand-on-my-heart attribute where we are today to winning the World Nomads Scholarship in 2014.”

Ms. Tunnah said: “We’re thrilled that we played a small part in NOMADasaurus’ successful brand and business model.”

In previous years, World Nomads offered individual scholarships for travel writing, travel filmmaking, and travel photography. Since 2007, 100,000 travelers from more than 100 countries have entered for their chance to win. This year, four scholarships are on offer.

The four winners will learn new skills across all three disciplines in addition to the business savvy it takes to succeed in the creator economy. The new program aims to stay relevant to the evolving nature of content creation and changing attitudes toward combining travel, life, work, entertainment, and media.

To enter, applicants must provide a link to a public post of their best travel content. Four winners will receive more than US $5,000 in prizes to help kick-start their careers. Winners will have their content shared on World Nomads’ social, email, and website channels, allowing them to reach a large global audience and gain access to further opportunities.

To learn more and apply, visit

Media contact:

Terra Baykal, World Nomads
Phone: (510) 838-2307

About World Nomads

World Nomads is a fast-growing online travel company that provides inspiration, advice, safety tips, and specialized travel insurance for independent, volunteer, and student travelers traveling and studying most anywhere in the world. Our online global travel insurance covers travelers from more than 100 countries and allows you to buy and claim online, 24/7, even while already traveling.

While we are not a healthcare provider, our insurance focuses on what is important to the traveler: emergency medical and evacuation costs, baggage, trip cancellation costs, dental, and personal liability. We also cover more than 200 adventure activities and tech gear. Our policies are underwritten by a global suite of premier-tier insurers and emergency assistance providers making us the No. 1 choice for many of the world's leading adventure and youth travel brands. is a part of the nib Group. nib Group provides health and medical insurance to over 1.6 million Australian and New Zealand residents. We also provide health insurance to more than 190,000 international students and workers in Australia and are Australia’s third largest travel insurer and global distributor of travel insurance through our business nib Travel.