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Scholarship Opportunities

Finding funding to study abroad can be challenging.  Students looking for scholarship sources that are not tied to particular programs might try one of the following options.  Students are advised to plan ahead as all scholarships have early application deadlines.

  • Benjamin A.Gilman: supports Pell grant recipients for non-traditional study abroad destinations (especially those outside Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand)
  • Critical Language ScholarshipCLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State and provides fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students. Languages offered: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu

  • Japanese Studies Scholarships: The Japanese Studies Scholarships are for undergraduate students who wish to pursue Japan-related studies. This program offers students an opportunity to study Japanese language and culture for one year in Japan. Students must be currently enrolled in Japanese at a university outside of Japan at the time of application. Sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho)

  • LIVFund: The Learn, Intern, and Volunteer in Latin America fund offers scholarships to any student in need of financial assistance and planning to study or intern abroad in Latin America (including Argentina and Cuba)

  • You can search for alternate funding resources on webpages such as: 
  • Some programs have scholarships specific to that program, such as the SUNY Albany programs in Denmark or SUNY Brockport programs in Ghana.  Check with program administrators regarding grant or scholarship availability.

For additional information about national and international scholarships and fellowships, please visit the Fellowship Advising page, and proceed as described.

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