Mondial Assistance announces international travel scholarship recipients

RICHMOND, Va., May 20, 2010 – Mondial Assistance, a global travel insurance and assistance company with U.S. operations in Henrico County, today announced the six students from Henrico, Powhatan, and Charlottesville that have been awarded the 2010 ScholarTrips scholarships. Recipients will receive scholarships of $2,500 each for educational study abroad programs of the students’ choosing. The scholarships will be presented by Mondial Assistance President and CEO Jon Ansell at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters (2805 N. Parham Rd.) today at 4 p.m.

The 2010 ScholarTrip recipients are:

  • Emily Hynes, a seventh grader at Moody Middle School in Henrico, an active member of the International Baccalaureate Program. Her plans are to travel to France, Italy, and Greece this summer.
  • Landon Johnson Jr., a junior at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, and an aspiring engineer who enjoys playing soccer for his school team as well as the Richmond Strikers. He plans to travel to Japan this summer.
  • Tyler Rowe, a sophomore at Tucker High School in Henrico, is a member of the French Immersion Program, French Club, and the Key Club. He plans to travel to France this summer to immerse himself in the language and culture.
  • Eric Lehman, a junior at Tucker High School, has an interest in studying international business and linguistics with the government. He also plans to travel to France this summer.
  • Lyndsey Weeks, a freshman at Powhatan High School in Powhatan, plans to travel to Greece and Rome this year to further her passion and knowledge of history. She plans to study AP European History next year as a sophomore.
  • Ryan Durazo, a sophomore at St. Anne’s Belfield School in Charlottesville, is traveling to Nicaragua over the summer to help build cinderblock buildings with the organization “Bridges to Community”. Also, Ryan is student leader of his school’s chapter of “Amnesty International” a Nobel Peace Prize winning grassroots human rights organization.

“We are thrilled that ScholarTrips is able to provide these students the funds to experience international travel and study,” Ansell said. “Every day Mondial Assistance is part of our customers’ travel experiences and we are proud to support these young people as they pursue their own travel adventures. With the growth of our program each year, we have been able to provide scholarships to more students and are happy to support them in this life-changing experience.We want to extend a great thank you, to everyone who made the Thomascook.com voucher program possible.”

The students applied for ScholarTrips by submitting an application that included an essay describing their reasons for traveling and what they expected to learn. The contest is open to students from all Richmond area middle and high schools and to children/grandchildren of Mondial Assistance associates enrolled in middle or high school.

Mondial Assistance USA is a travel insurance and assistance company, providing daily services to millions of travelers around the globe. As part of the scholarship award, Mondial Assistance will provide all ScholarTrips recipients with insurance and access to the same 24-hour assistance hotline Mondial Assistance provides its traveling customers. The coverage will ensure that, should the students encounter any travel-related difficulty or require medical assistance, Mondial Assistance’s global network of services is there to assist them.

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About Mondial Assistance

Mondial Assistance, part of the Allianz group of companies, is a global leader in specialty insurance and emergency assistance services. In the United States, Mondial Assistance is a brand name of World Access Service Corp., which is best known for its Access America® brand of travel insurance and assistance services. The U.S. operation, one of 29 business units, serves major travel suppliers, health insurers, credit card, and entertainment companies with insurance products, international travel assistance, and concierge services. Since 2005, Access America has paid travel insurance claims worth more than $300 million. In 2009 alone, we paid more than 100,000 claims. For more information, please visit www.mondialUSA.com and follow Mondial Assistance on Twitter at twitter.com/Mondial_Assist.

RICHMOND, Va., May 20, 2010 – Mondial Assistance, a global travel insurance and assistance company with U.S. operations in Henrico County, today announced the six students from Henrico, Powhatan, and Charlottesville that have been awarded the 2010 ScholarTrips scholarships. Recipients will receive scholarships of $2,500 each for educational study abroad programs of the students’ choosing. The scholarships will be presented by Mondial Assistance President and CEO Jon Ansell at a ceremony at the company’s headquarters (2805 N. Parham Rd.) today at 4 p.m.

The 2010 ScholarTrip recipients are:

  • Emily Hynes, a seventh grader at Moody Middle School in Henrico, an active member of the International Baccalaureate Program. Her plans are to travel to France, Italy, and Greece this summer.
  • Landon Johnson Jr., a junior at Highland Springs High School in Henrico, and an aspiring engineer who enjoys playing soccer for his school team as well as the Richmond Strikers. He plans to travel to Japan this summer.
  • Tyler Rowe, a sophomore at Tucker High School in Henrico, is a member of the French Immersion Program, French Club, and the Key Club. He plans to travel to France this summer to immerse himself in the language and culture.
  • Eric Lehman, a junior at Tucker High School, has an interest in studying international business and linguistics with the government. He also plans to travel to France this summer.
  • Lyndsey Weeks, a freshman at Powhatan High School in Powhatan, plans to travel to Greece and Rome this year to further her passion and knowledge of history. She plans to study AP European History next year as a sophomore.
  • Ryan Durazo, a sophomore at St. Anne’s Belfield School in Charlottesville, is traveling to Nicaragua over the summer to help build cinderblock buildings with the organization “Bridges to Community”. Also, Ryan is student leader of his school’s chapter of “Amnesty International” a Nobel Peace Prize winning grassroots human rights organization.

“We are thrilled that ScholarTrips is able to provide these students the funds to experience international travel and study,” Ansell said. “Every day Mondial Assistance is part of our customers’ travel experiences and we are proud to support these young people as they pursue their own travel adventures. With the growth of our program each year, we have been able to provide scholarships to more students and are happy to support them in this life-changing experience.We want to extend a great thank you, to everyone who made the Thomascook.com voucher program possible.”

The students applied for ScholarTrips by submitting an application that included an essay describing their reasons for traveling and what they expected to learn. The contest is open to students from all Richmond area middle and high schools and to children/grandchildren of Mondial Assistance associates enrolled in middle or high school.

Mondial Assistance USA is a travel insurance and assistance company, providing daily services to millions of travelers around the globe. As part of the scholarship award, Mondial Assistance will provide all ScholarTrips recipients with insurance and access to the same 24-hour assistance hotline Mondial Assistance provides its traveling customers. The coverage will ensure that, should the students encounter any travel-related difficulty or require medical assistance, Mondial Assistance’s global network of services is there to assist them.

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About Mondial Assistance

Mondial Assistance, part of the Allianz group of companies, is a global leader in specialty insurance and emergency assistance services. In the United States, Mondial Assistance is a brand name of World Access Service Corp., which is best known for its Access America® brand of travel insurance and assistance services. The U.S. operation, one of 29 business units, serves major travel suppliers, health insurers, credit card, and entertainment companies with insurance products, international travel assistance, and concierge services. Since 2005, Access America has paid travel insurance claims worth more than $300 million. In 2009 alone, we paid more than 100,000 claims. For more information, please visit www.mondialUSA.com and follow Mondial Assistance on Twitter at twitter.com/Mondial_Assist.

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Troy Alexander
Troy Alexander
11 years ago

This company is a total fraud. They refuse to pay up on policy despite me submitting the forms 3 times and having a medical clearance. Significant other had complications of bleeding ulcer (severe) resulting from leukemia+anxiety. Thing is, I could have sold the tix, but now Im out $400.00 for thinking they were actually a real company. My advice? Run away. Read more about this company in the next few weeks in the NY times, cause I’m not letting this go..