GIRLGO has secured 24 scholarships for its Summer Experience Abroad Italy trip, happening June 5-19, 2020! With an anticipated 20 teens, ages 14-17, to apply and embark upon a summer abroad to Europe, the available scholarships means that each applicant has a chance to be awarded!Read More
Victoria Lynn Childress, director of GIRLGO, appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters International with her daughter, exploring their hometown, Orvieto, Italy and discussing the GIRLGO program!
Episode: Baby Girl Meets Orvieto; Season 134 Episode 10
One Week Ago. Six Months Ago. Fourteen Years Ago.
One week ago, ten amazing American girls from Texas, ages 14 to 17, departed Orvieto, the little hilltop town in central Italy where they spent 15 days immersed in international culture, exploration and education.
Six months ago, none of them had a passport and probably didn’t know how to say “ciao”. But with a nod from their courageous parents and an application on girlgo.co, these teenage girls made a commitment to Italy and said yes to an experience of a lifetime. They saved their high school coins, and a couple of them even got a part-time job after school. They wrote letters to friends and family for support. And they held several t-shirt, bake sale, babysitting and online fundraisers. They applied for their passports. They attended info-sessions each month to get prepared. They worked hard to get here. Sure, they were excited about traveling to another continent, but did they really know what was in store? Did I?
GIRLGO has created a unique, hands-on international internship program for students who have an interest in travel, and are looking to gain experience in the fields of Photography, Journalism, Communication or Multimedia Marketing. We are seeking one bright, eager, hard-working and professional female photographer to join our team in Italy this summer to participate in a 15-day internship program!
I was eight when I moved to Japan with my family. It was the first time I had traveled outside of the United States and my mind was blown! I didn’t realize that people could live a totally different way than Americans!Read More
My travel story began over a thirteen years ago, when I was walking in the hall of my community college and I saw a sign that said STUDY IN ROME. I was on my way to a journalism class. I had absolutely no intentions of traveling anywhere, especially to a place in another country, on another continent! Read More
Where do I begin? How do I get this thing in fifth gear? Happy New Year, Happy 2018 and Happy #GO2018! Whatever we’ve dreamed of doing, 2018 is the year to do it. I mean really GO for it! Just try it. Plan it. Tell someone about it. Sew into it. Ask someone else to sew into. Start a page about it. Just GO for it! Read More