Is this for real?

  1. I received a fancy letter today from the International Scholar Laureate Program. Supposedly I can learn and enrich myself in South Africa this summer, for about $5000.00 Does anyone know if this is a legitimate learning experience? Will it look good on my nursing school applications or will I get laughed at? It sounds too good to be true, but on the other hand, it's something that I may be able to do only once in my lifetime.

    If you have done this trip, or know someone who has, please let me know as soon as you can.


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  3. by   suzanne4
    Sorry, but it will not make one difference on your application, other than showing that you like to travel.

    Any program that has fees like that for a trip are only putting the money into their own pocket. It also does not cost $5000 f0r a trip to Afrcia unless you are going on a safari, etc. And I can promise that you would not be doing that on this trip.

    In a single phrase, save your money.
  4. by   Lilme04
    Thanks for your input!