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You Could Get a Scholarship to Cruise Croatia and Help Dolphins This Summer

So, you want to help the planet this summer, but you also want to travel somewhere idyllic.

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It might sound too good to be true, but a cruise company called Unforgettable Croatia is offering a four-week scholarship to a nature lover who is also interested in travel. The Croatia Conservation and Exploration Scholarship will allow the lucky recipient to travel the gorgeous coast of Croatia while also helping with marine life research.

The trip, which is set for the summer of 2020, will be broken into two-week intervals. During the first half, the recipient will be working with the non-profit Blue World Institute in Losinj to help aid in research and hopefully get to work directly with animals like sea turtles and dolphins, according to the listing.

Some of the exciting work you’ll be allowed to do, if chosen, will include hands-on field work aboard research boats, monitoring marine life behaviors and populations, and analyzing data for the organization.

If chosen, according to Unforgettable Croatia, you might even see 50 dolphins a day, which sounds nothing short of magical.

You’ll also be able to enjoy some water sports or spend some parts of the day at the beach during your downtime, so it’s not all work, all the time.

But the second part of the scholarship is definitely all about luxury. Starting in the third week, you’ll spend seven nights traveling from Losinj to Split, with stops in Rovnji Opatija, Plitvice Lakes National Park, and Zadar. Throughout your trip, you’ll be accommodated in four-star hotels and given private transfers everywhere you go.

Some exciting activities along the way include wine tasting and truffle hunting, as well as private tours, according to Business Insider.

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During your last week, Unforgettable Croatia will take you on an island-hopping cruise to Dubrovnik, with stops in Hvar Island, Vis Island, Korcula Island, Mljet Island, and the city of Ston. The islands, in particular, make up the Dalmatian Coast, which is one of Croatia’s many popular destinations.

Nature and travel lovers can apply for the scholarship by applying on the website by Monday, July 9. The application is very short and only requires one short essay answer for why you are the best candidate for the scholarship.

More information can be found on the Unforgettable Croatia website.

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