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IIEPASSPORT STUDY ABROAD DIRECTORY
Funding Opportunities and Resources for Study Abroad
Many funding opportunities, including the handful of programs highlighted below, exist to supplement the cost of study abroad for American undergraduate and graduate
students, postdoctoral students, and faculty and researchers. Find these funding opportunities and many others for destinations around the world on IIE’s Study Abroad Funding
U.S. Government–Sponsored Programs
The U.S. Government, with the support of Congress, funds a number of scholarship programs to support Americans studying abroad, including the Fulbright Program, Benjamin A. Gilman
Scholarships, Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes, David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, and the Language Flagship. All these support the shared goal of
expanding international knowledge, understanding, and skills.
Benjamin A. Gilman International
This program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs, provides scholarships to American undergraduates of limited financial means to pursue
overseas study from four weeks up to one year for academic credit. The program encourages
students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of
Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Gilman Scholarship Program aims to
support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad, including
but not limited to students with high financial need, community college students, students
in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic
backgrounds, and students with disabilities. The program awards over 2,300 grants each year.
Scholarships granted are up to $5,000. In addition, Critical Need Language awards of $8,000
are available for students studying particular languages for a total scholarship of $8,000.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1946, the Fulbright Program supports educational
exchanges that strengthen mutual understanding among the United States and more
than 155 participating countries. It is a partnership program in which the U.S. and foreign
governments jointly set priorities. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State. Partner governments,
corporations, foundations, and academic institutions provide additional funding. The Fulbright
U.S. Student Program provides funding for one academic year of study or research abroad.
Fulbright U.S. Scholar Core Program
The Fulbright Scholar Core Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State’s
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and administered by the Institute of International
Education. It offers approximately 800 grants for academics and professionals to teach and
conduct research in more than 125 countries.
Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA)
The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) fosters mutual understanding between
the peoples of the United States and those of other countries by providing a native speaker
presence in elementary/secondary schools, universities, teacher training institutions, culture/
language centers, or vocational schools. Fulbright ETA participants spend one academic year
at one or more host institutions, where they serve as language-learning assistants to English
teachers. The grant period corresponds to the academic year in the host country.
ROTC Project GO Program
Project GO, sponsored by the Defense Language and National Security Education Office,
supports critical language learning and study abroad for ROTC students nationwide.
Scholarship funding is available through participating U.S. universities for ROTC students with
the intent and ability to commission. Non-ROTC students can use the Project GO website to find
critical language summer courses, although they will not be available to receive scholarship
funding and some courses may be restricted to ROTC students only.
Intensive Summer Language Institutes
A program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully funded, group-based intensive
language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences abroad for seven to ten
weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master’s, and Ph.D. students in thirteen critical needs
foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply.
Boren Awards for International Study
The David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, sponsored by the National Security Education
Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students
to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern
Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent
a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught
languages, including, but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian,
and Swahili. The Boren Awards promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion, and
therefore the majority of Boren Scholars and Fellows study overseas for at least six months. In
exchange for funding, recipients make a commitment to seek work in the federal government.
Award amounts are up to a maximum of $20,000 for the Boren Scholarships and $30,000 for
the Boren Fellowships.
Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE)
OISE supports programs that expand and enhance leading international research and
education opportunities for U.S. scientists and engineers, especially at the early career stage.
It works to build and strengthen effective institutional partnerships throughout the global
science and engineering research and education community, and it supports international
collaborations in NSF’s priority research areas. More than twenty NSF programs are available
to researchers emphasizing an international component in their proposals.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Passport Directory 2013
A Message from Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE
How to Have a Successful Study Abroad Experience
Fast Facts from Open Doors
Funding Opportunities and Resources for Study Abroad
The Study Abroad Voices Blog
How to Use the IIEPassport Program Listings
Study Abroad Program Listings in Africa and the Middle East
Study Abroad Program Listings in the Americas
Study Abroad Program Listings in Asia and Oceania
Study Abroad Program Listings in Europe
Study Abroad Listings for Worldwide Programs
Fields of Study
Index of Advertisers
IIE Passport Directory 2013