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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 website: www.StudyAbroadFunding.org. 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 Scholarship Program 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 Supplements of $3,000 are available for students studying particular languages for a total scholarship of $8,000. www.iie.org/Gilman 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. www.fulbright.state.gov 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. www. fulbright.state.gov 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. www.clscholarship.org 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. www.borenawards.org The Language Flagship The Language Flagship, an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), addresses the urgent need for professionals with advanced competency in critical needs languages by offering graduate and undergraduate programs at select universities in the U.S. and abroad. A limited number of competitive Flagship Fellowships are available for U.S. graduate students to participate in one of the Graduate Flagship Programs in Arabic, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, and Eurasian Languages (Russian, Central Asian). Language Flagship Graduate Programs consist of one year of study at a U.S. Flagship institution and one year at a designated overseas partner, culminating in a master’s degree. Fellowship candidates must apply for and be admitted to a Graduate Flagship Program, and be interested in pursuing a career with the federal government. In exchange for this funding, Flagship Fellows commit to seeking work in the federal government. www.flagshipfellowships.org 16 www.IIEPassport.org http://www.StudyAbroadFunding.org http://www.clscholarship.org http://www.iie.org/Gilman http://www.borenawards.org http://www.fulbright.state.gov http://www.fulbright.state.gov http://www.flagshipfellowships.org http://www.IIEPassport.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Passport Directory 2012

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
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
Sponsoring Institutions
Fields of Study
Special Options
Index of Advertisers

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