Cross Cultural EducationDeveloping global awareness, cultural sensitivity, and travel skills that may be used for a lifetime.
Language AcquisitionMinimizing the less exciting, rote aspects of learning a new language, while maximizing confidence and conversation skills.
International TravelIntroducing the option of global citizenship, creating a life abroad, and seeing the world beyond touristy vacations.
Our MissionThe Lotus Scholars program provides authentic global cultural immersion experiences to youth. Lotus Scholars are empowered to increase their skills and knowledge through acquisition of a foreign language, increased global awareness, insightful cultural understanding and confidence building.
Our VisionOur vision is for American youth to become more engaged global citizens through international experiences.
Why Lotus?The lotus is a natural metaphor for our Lotus Scholars. They come of age in less than ideal conditions, but have the opportunity to thrive and add value to the global society we live in.
How We TravelWe believe in having authentic and enriching travel experiences. We travel in small groups with guides and chaperones selected based on their expatriate experience. In addition to the beaten path, we also introduce them to everyday life abroad from the viewpoint of locals and expatriates.
QualityOur staff of "ex-expats" have learned, lived, and worked in their countries of expertise. They not only teach about language, but also about people and culture; sharing customs and authentic items that add tangible dimension to the instruction.
Get InvolvedThe Lotus Scholars program is possible with the support and involvement of staff and volunteers around the world. There are many ways to get involved. Contact us to share how you’d like to help.
Many of the country’s best high school students are entering top-tier universities with international travel experiences and foreign language ability already under their belt. However for most, that is an unfathomable option. We are an organization changing that reality.Get Involved!