Frequently Asked Questions


Who can Apply?

Teachers, mentors, and students alike are welcome to submit their requests.

What do you consider a passion?

We happily consider any ideas you have.  We love educational opportunities, but we're willing to explore other ideas as well.

Where can I go?

We are based in Chicago and most of our partners and experiences are located in the Chicagoland area.

What if I have an interest area but don't know of an Experience idea to match?

We are happy to collaborate and work to find something in your area.  Let's get creative together.

What kind of support does ABW offer?

Support is available for transportation, event, or food costs. Additionally, we frequently provide assistance with planning and organization.

What's the best way to get my idea Supported?

Certainly provide us with as much detail as you can. But, the two biggest components to consider when submitting requests is WHY and WHO. Tell us why you want to go on this particular trip and who it would impact.

Does ABW provide chaperones?

We do not typically provide chaperones. However, if you need chaperones, please let us know and we can help find volunteers.

What does a partner need to do in return for sponsorship?

All we ask is that you provide a brief synopsis of your experience that includes personal reflections and, of course, a few photos.