Other Scholarship and Internship Opportunities
The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs of at least 4 weeks to any country not under a Department of State travel warning that takes place during the Fall or Spring semester. Check the following website for the timeline: http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program/Apply#Deadlines-and-Timeline
The Boren Awards for International Study provides a unique funding opportunity for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The Boren Awards program was designed to provide American students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of the United States, in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government. Awards are up to $20,000 for undergraduates and $30,000 for graduate students depending on cost and length of program.
Critical Language Scholarship Program, a United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides scholarships for U.S. citizen undergraduate, master's and Ph.D. students to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level intensive summer language programs at American Overseas Research Centers.
DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) offers scholarships for undergraduates, graduate students, researchers, and faculty members to study in Germany.
The Freeman-ASIA Program, generously supported by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE), aims to increase the number of U.S. undergraduates who study in East and Southeast Asia by providing them with the information and financial assistance they will need. Award amounts vary from $3,000 for a summer program to $5,000 for a semester/quarter program to $7,000 for an academic year program.
The U.S. Fulbright Student Program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for U.S. students to individually design research or teach English for one academic year in a country outside of the U.S. Recent BA/BS graduates, Masters and Ph.D. candidates, young professionals including writers, journalists, and those in business, law, and professional fields, as well as artists and musicians are eligible. Fulbright is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Applicants currently enrolled at a U.S. college or university must apply either through their home college. Alternatively, non-matriculated students may apply as at-large applicants. Click here to find the Fulbright Program Advisor at your college.
Diversity Abroad is the leading global education organization which targets non-traditional students for international education opportunities. Click here for their link to scholarship and financial aid resources.
The Fund for Education Abroad is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.
Internship and Volunteer Abroad Opportunities
The U.S. Department of State Internship Program <pdf> provides students with a valuable experience working in a foreign affairs agency. For more information, please contact Consulate General Thomas Armbruster, Diplomat-in-Residence at CCNY, at 212.650.5243 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peace Corps is a U.S. federal government agency that places volunteers in 76 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Volunteer work falls in the following categories: education, youth and community development, health, HIV/AIDS awareness, information technology, and business development.